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.

National Consultation on Tobacco Free Films Policy

WHO Country Office for India, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW), Vital Strategies and the Salaam Bombay Foundation, organized a National Consultation on Tobacco Free Films Policy to release and discuss the highlights of a recent study, ‘Evaluation of the Tobacco Free Film and Television Policy’ at Mumbai on 10 February 2017.

World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017

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.

Tobacco Free Initiative

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.

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Burden of noncommunicable diseases

60%of all deaths in India are caused by NCDs, for which tobacco use is one of the major risk factors

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Tobacco's toll

900 000people die each year in India from tobacco use

Tobacco Control in India
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WHO FCTC

5 Feb 2004India ratifies the WHO FCTC

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