World Health Organization
The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), supported by the US Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization, was carried out in Kiev, in the Ukraine in 1999, one of the first of many countries to implement this standardized school-based survey of teenage smoking behavior, attitudes and knowledge.
This report presents background information on smoking and tobacco control policies in Ukraine. It presents simple descriptive statistics of the GYTS survey data, focusing especially on the relationship between smoking behavior, cigarette prices, and other factors that can be affected by policies intended to reduce smoking in order to reduce the associated burden of disease and premature death. Multiple regressions explore the factors that affect the decision to smoke, and the number of cigarettes that current smokers report smoking each month, and find that price appears to be a significant determinant, along with age, gender, and efforts by schools to ensure that students are well informed about the effects that smoking has on health.