Union Health Minister conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award of contribution to global tobacco control
Mr J.P. Nadda, Union Health & Family Welfare Minister was conferred the WHO Director-General’s Special Recognition Award at a national consultation held in New Delhi on prioritizing and accelerating tobacco control efforts for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
Every year, on 31 May, WHO and partners mark World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), highlighting the health and additional risks associated with tobacco use, and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
To commemorate the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) 2016 and create greater awareness about why India needs to say NO to tobacco, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MOHFW) and WHO Country Office for India in collaboration with HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth) organized a technical consultation on 30 May 2016 in New Delhi.
The Tobacco Free Initiative at WCO India provides technical assistance for implementation and monitoring of WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the country through intersectoral and multi-stakeholder collaboration and strengthening the capacity of the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) at national and sub national level.
Burden of noncommunicable diseases
60%of all deaths in India are caused by NCDs, for which tobacco use is one of the major risk factorsCountry Profile Noncommunicable Diseases
900 000people die each year in India from tobacco useTobacco Control in India
5 Feb 2004India ratifies the WHO FCTCParties to the WHO FCTC
- Fact sheet about Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS)
- Tobacco Free Initiative in South-East Asia
- Why tobacco needs to be taxed more
WHO statement on pictorial health warnings on tobacco packs
- Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addiction
Factsheet for the youth to say no to tobacco
Poster on lung cancer
Smokeless Tobacco and Public Health in India
- COP7- India: Seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7)
- Economically viable alternatives for tobacco growers and workers (Article 17 & 18 of WHO FCTC)
Tobacco Taxes in India : An Emperical Analysis
- Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases in India
- WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control
- Article 13 of the WHO FCTC: tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship
Guidelines for implementation of Article 5.3 of WHO FCTC
Tobacco Dependence Treatment Guidelines
Manual for Tobacco Cessation
Training Manual for doctors
Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) report for 2003-09
The role of Intersectoral Action in Implementing the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control in India
Guidelines for the Law Enforcers for Effective Implementation of the Tobacco Control Law
Highlights of the Gutka Study