Background and Statement
Tobacco Control Research and Knowledge Management Center (TRC),Mahidol University, was established in 2005 with its objective to more effectively drive tobacco control in Thailand. Therefore, TRC acts as a main organization working to provide innovative research to develop and produce important results that: (1) Establish tobacco control background information, (2) Encourages tobacco control research and evaluation, (3) Conducts and develops surveillance of tobacco control systems, (4) Works to develop researchers for tobacco control, and (5) Manages tobacco control knowledge.
TRC’s previous performance established a tobacco control surveillance system for the country by continually updating the current smoking situation in Thailand. The updated smoking situation was utilized to determine national tobacco control targeting to solve smoking problems among various groups through effective measures, and also to help inform the strategy and action plan for tobacco control in the country.