Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru and the Voice of Tobacco Victims demanded political parties to include tobacco control as an agenda in their poll manifestos. Parties were also sensitized on need to ban chewing tobacco products and that they shall not receive funding from tobacco industry.
A training session was conducted for police officials of the Western Range of Karnataka which includes 4 districts on the 14th March 2013. The officers underwent training for implementation of smoking ban in public places and other guidelines regarding tobacco control. The workshop was conducted in Police Guest House, Mangalore. Tobacco control was taken up as an important issue since one tobacco related death happening every eight second in the country! Karnataka presently has around Two Crore consumers, one third of who may die a premature...
Tobacco is one of the world’s leading causes of death and disability. Karnataka presently has around 2 crore consumers, one third of who may die a premature death. Taking cognizance of this matter the state government has taken serious steps to implement cigarette and other tobacco products act (COTPA). Police have taken a novel and crucial role as protectors of health in reducing tobacco consumption with this step. Police personnel belonging 6 districts attended this workshop conducted at Police training college Nagenahalli Gulbarga. They...
In the recent times, there has been an increase in pre-mature deaths due to preventable cancer, heart and lung diseases relating to tobacco consumption at a young age. Religious leaders have long played a critical role in addressing the nation’s social challenges. The faith community can be a powerful force in protecting our children and reducing the terrible toll of tobacco related illness and death. On the eve of Valentine’s day religious leaders of various faiths gathered to raise their voice unanimously against tobacco and to...
IPH prepared a press release based on their findings from the WHO supported study on RSBY in Gujarat, India and shared it with the print media. This was widely covered in both print and online newspapers, insurance portals and discussion groups. To read more stories, visit the links provided below:
The Hindu: Indemnity in Peril by Aarti Dhar
New York Daily News: India’s poor get raw deal from insurance firms: Study
Aaj Ki Khabar: India’s poor get raw deal from insurance firms: Study
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What’s worse than 50% of India’s population consuming tobacco?
Twenty odd companies coming together to increase these numbers. That’s what.
Come October, and Bangalore will play host to an international tobacco trade event. The four-day event – the Global Tobacco Networking Forum, 2010 (GTNF) – is scheduled from the 4th to the 8th of the October.
In attendance will be the top tobacco producing and manufacturing companies worldwide who will get together to discuss and plan ways to improve and enhance the tobacco industry. ...
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Pictorial health warnings on tobacco product packs: In collaboration with the HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Among Youth), New Delhi IPH produced this policy brief in a local language (Kannada) and disseminated to all the state policy makers (Members of...
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Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control
The Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control (AFTC) is a coalition of organizations and individuals working in the areas of advocacy, awareness and research related to tobacco control in India....