Mon March, 2021

Nadia To Give Special Emphasis On Blue Line & Red Rose Campaign

India has 12 crore tobacco users, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2009-2010, which means every ninth Indian consumes tobacco. According to the recent data, tobacco-related diseases kill about 2500 Indians daily and over 10 lakh Indians every year, and it is estimated that approximately 5500 children, some as young as eight years old, start consuming tobacco daily. In this context, tobacco control program aims to reduce diseases, disabilities and deaths related tobacco use. In this perspective, MANT is on the way towards the establishment of an effective and efficient system of tobacco control in West Bengal.

District Health & Family Welfare Samiti, Nadia requested MANT to participate in the Sensitization programme on COTPA-2003 special emphasis on Blue Line & Red Rose Campaign with Head of the Institutions under Krishnanagar Sub-Division, Nadia on 05.03.2020.

The main focus of the programme was to orient and sensitize the Head of the Schools, other School teachers on the burden of tobacco use and need for a comprehensive enforcement mechanism through which the implementation of Cigarette and other Tobacco Product (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003, could be ensured at all the Schools premises.

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