The GYTS is a school-based survey that collects data on students aged 13–15 years using a standardized methodology. The information generated from the GYTS can be used to stimulate the development of tobacco control programmes and can serve as a means to assess progress in meeting programme goals. In addition, GYTS data can be used to monitor seven Articles in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC).

GYTS is composed of 56 "core" questions designed to gather data on the following seven domains:
  1. Knowledge and attitudes of young people towards cigarette smoking
  2. Prevalence of cigarette smoking and other tobacco use among young people
  3. Role of the media and advertising in young people’s use of cigarettes
  4. Access to cigarettes
  5. Tobacco-related school curriculum
  6. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS)
  7. Cessation of cigarette smoking

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