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National Tobacco Control Programme(NTCP).
 
             Tobacco is the most preventable cause of death in the country. Diseases like cancer, cardio vascular and lung disorders are directly attributable to tobacco consumption. The high consumption of tobacco in the country is a matter of serious public health concern.
            National Tobacco Control Programme has been implemented with a view to contain tobacco use in the country.
            The main components of the National Tobacco Control Programme are as follows:-
1-      Setting up of State/ District Tobacco control cells
2-      District Tobacco control Programme.
3-      IEC & Mass media campaign .
4-      Training and capacity building of health workers school teacher etc.
5-      Capacity building of labs.
6-      Monitoring and evaluation.
            For effective implementation of anti tobacco legislation ministry of Health & Family Welfare Government of India dated 22.5.2008 directed to make State/ District level committee, monitoring to be constituted under section 25 of the Cigarettes and other Tobacco product( Prohibition of Advertisement and regulation of trade and commerce production supply and distribution) Act to enforce the provisions of Indian tobacco control Act 2003 which is as follows:-
State Level Committee:
            i) Secretary Health & Family Welfare                        - Chairman
            ii) D.G.H.S                                                                  - Vice Chairman
            iii) Mission Director NRHM                                       - Member
            iii) DHS(Lab)                                                               - Member
            iv) Representative of Secretary Education                  - Member
            v) Representative of Secretary Transport                     - Member
            vi) Representative of Secretary Tourism                        - Member
            vii) Representative of the D.G.Police                            - Member
            viii) State Drug Controller                                             - Member
             ix) Representative of leading NGO                              - Member
                  working in the field of Health( to be
                 nominated by Health Secretary                                -Member
            x) Academician/ Psychologist/Sociologist( one
                is to be nominated by the Health Secretary               - Member
            xi) Deputy Director (EPI)                                             - Member Secretary 

 

Tobbaco Control Act 

 

Tobbaco Control Act




 
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