Past Activity

MANT implemented the Participatory Tobacco Use Prevention Programme among Youths and Adolescents living in two slums of Kolkata for three years (2005-2007) with support from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and WHO-India. The programme was implemented with active support from Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and Department of Health and Family Welfare Government of West Bengal. The focus of the programme was on reducing the number of new tobacco users through community education, face-to-face counseling, IEC campaign and involvement of youths in prevention of tobacco use. The program had reached out more than 30,000 adolescents and youths.  

MANT implemented an advocacy programme for Effective Implementation of National Tobacco Control Act in West Bengal with support from Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Government of India & WHO-India, which was completed in the year 2010. Under this programme Police personnel, elected representatives, law enforcers, leaders of the labour unions have been trained. The project was implemented with pro-active support from KMC, Labour and Health Departments of the Government. 

In addition, in observance of World No Tobacco Day’08, MANT conducted an awareness programme through participatory drama presentation by the Inmates in three Central Correctional Homes in Kolkata. MANT facilitated the Smoke-Free Correctional Home Initiatives with support from the State Government. 

MANT has conducted a tobacco use prevalence survey in the District of Jalpaiguri, West Bengal to design a programme on Tobacco Free Schools. 

MANT, being a member of the Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control (AFTC), New Delhi, organised a state level capacity building workshop for the NGO Representatives and Law enforcers in Kolkata on 9th and 10th January, 2009. 

MANT, has also been entrusted to organize the Observance of World No Tobacco Day-2013 at Press Club, Kolkata that was highly covered by the media (8 media coverage to be very specific). MANT has also organised World No Tobacco Day on the same venue on 31st May, 2014 with an accelerated coverage by 24 media organisations.