Fri November, 2020

District Level Sensitization Meeting on Advancing Tobacco Control with Special emphasis on Capacity Building and Enforcement of COTPA 2003

Introduction:
Tobacco use is considered to be the leading global cause of death and threatening to become an uncontrollable epidemic with 13 lakh deaths every year due to tobacco use, As a result tobacco related mortality is increasing other the years. Economic burden (both direct and indirect) of tobacco use in India, is estimated to Rs.1,04,500 crores per year.

Focus:
Executive Director approached to the DM, for conducting a Sensitization Meeting on advancing Tobacco Control with Special emphasis on capacity building and enforcement of COTPA, 2003. Afterwards Regional Coordinator follows up regularly with the Dy. CMOH-II. After several interactions Dy. CMOH-II finalized a date of Sensitization meeting on 2nd June at Purulia.

DM Meeting Room Purulia

Planning:
The main focus of the Programme was to orient or sensitize the elected representatives of District Administration Officers, Health Administration Officers regarding the burden of Tobacco use and about a comprehensive enforcement through the implementation of Cigarette and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply & Distribution) Act. 2003 which can significantly reduce and eliminate the exposure to smoking at the jurisdiction of Purulia.

Venue: DM Meeting Room
Programme Date: 02.06.2017
Schedule Time: 12 PM
Duration Time: One and half hour

Target Group: Elected Representatives of District Administration Officers and Chief
Medical Health Officer & Health Administration & other workers of Purulia.

No. of Stakeholders: 23
Resources Persons: Mr. Nirmalya Mukherjee, Director MANT

Content of the Programme:

  • Tobacco Burden in India and West Bengal with special reference to health effects of
    tobacco use.
  • An overview of COTPA(section 4,5,6,7)

Sensitization Meeting Purulia

Methodology:

  • Presentation of health burden of tobacco use and overview of COTPA,(2003)
  • Interactive Session
  • Videos

FOLLOW UP:
Had a talk with District Magistrate, Purulia kindly concentrate to form the District Level Enforcement Squad (DLES) and District Level Monitoring Committee (DLMC).

FEEDBACK:
They wish to display signage of section 4 in all public places immediately. All the Officials committed that they would take required initiative to make their jurisdiction smoke free as early as possible.

0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Leave a Message

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



In The News

India Made Positive Progress In Restricting Interference Of Tobacco Industry

After 10 years, a policy targets tobacco industry interference in India’s health ministry But what...

Read More

Commit to Quit - WHO's global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021

WHO initiated a year-long global campaign for World No Tobacco Day 2021 - “Commit to Quit."  The ...

Read More