Cancer Institute Tobacco Tracking Survey (CITTS)

Client: Cancer Institute NSW

The research is being conducted to understand behaviours, attitudes and knowledge about smoking. To do this, we need to understand more about the use of tobacco among smokers and recent quitters living in NSW and the ACT, their experiences of quitting, their knowledge of health issues related to smoking, and other issues related to tobacco smoking.

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The Cancer Institute NSW has contracted The Social Research Centre to conduct the telephone interviews required for this survey. You may have received a phone call from 0257761202 regarding this study.

The information collected in this study will be used by the Institute to develop programs to reduce the incidence, and negative impact of smoking among people in NSW and the ACT.

Your phone number was randomly generated by computer. We find this is the best way to obtain a representative sample to make sure we get opinions from a wide range of people.

The Do Not Call Register is for telemarketers who are trying to sell you something or get you to donate to charity. It does not apply to people who are only collecting opinions and conducting research.

The survey will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete, depending on your answers. If you would prefer to participate in the survey at a more convenient for you, this can be arranged. We can re-schedule an interview time with you anytime between now, and the next 7 days.

The survey is entirely voluntary, but your cooperation is important in order to get an accurate understanding of the behaviours and attitudes of people who are either smokers, or who have quit sometime in the past year.

Any information you provide will be completely confidential and your answers will not be identified as individual responses. Responses are used for research purposes only and are treated in strict confidence. No other agency or department will have access to your details. All information provided is protected by strict Commonwealth and State privacy laws.

If you have any questions about your participation in the survey or would like to make a time for an interviewer to call you, please call the Social Research Centre on 1800 023 040 (a free call).