Tobacco Control Scale (TCS)
The TCS is a 52-item tool, which provides a score for each country reflecting the level of implementation of tobacco control policies according to six cost-effective policies.
Transferability of measure across settings: Setting-specific
Development article: Joossens L, Raw M. The Tobacco Control Scale: a new scale to measure country activity. Tobacco Control. 2006;15(3):247-253. doi:10.1136/tc.2005.015347
Empirical use: Díez-Izquierdo A, Balaguer A, Lidón-Moyano C, et al. Correlation between tobacco control policies and preterm births and low birth weight in Europe. Environmental Research. 2018;160:547-553. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2017.10.033
Policy Application in Reviewed Studies
Setting: Multiple: Community
Country: Multiple: Europe
Note: Blank pragmatic constructs indicate inadequate reporting to assign a non-zero score.
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Note: Blank psychometric constructs were not assessed in included studies.
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