Sat November, 2020

Observance of World No Tobacco Day 2019


Tobacco use continues to be the leading global cause of death and threatening to become an uncontrollable epidemic. As a result Tobacco related mortality is increasing day by day. In this context Tobacco Control Programme aims to reduce diseases, disabilities and deaths related to tobacco use. In this perspective MANT is on the way towards establishment of an effective and efficient system of Tobacco control in West Bengal.


Planning: As requested by Dr. K. K. Pati, Jt. DHS (NCD) MANT was entrusted to facilitate the sensitization programme on observance of World No Tobacco Day , significance on the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day “TOBACCO AND LUNG HEALTH”, with special emphasis on Capacity Building and Enforcement of COTPA, 2003 at Swasthya Bhavan on 31.05.2019




The main focus of the Programme was to orient & sensitize Health officials and the employees of Swasthya Bhavan regarding World No Tobacco Day and comprehensive enforcement of the implementation of Cigarette and other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply & Distribution) Act. 2003 in their own jurisdiction.

Venue: MuktaDhara Hall, Swasthya Sathi Building, Swasthya Bhavan, Kolkata 


Programme Date: 31.05.2019


Schedule Time:  11.00 AM -2.00 PM


Duration: Three Hours.


Target Group: Health officials and the employees of Swasthya Bhavan.

No. of stakeholders: 70


Resource persons: 

  • Md. Gulam Ali Ansari(IAS),Mission Director, NHM
  • Dr. Biswaranjan Satpathy, State technical Advisor.
  • Mr. Ajay Chakraborty, DHS.
  • Mr. K.K. Pati, IT DHS, (NCD)
  • Dr. Pradip Mitra, DME.
  • Prof. Supriyo Choudhury, Chest Specialist
  • Ms. Deepa Basu, SNO
  • Mr. Nirmalya Mukherjee, Director, MANT


Content of the Programme:

  • Observance of WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY, 2019.
  • Significance of the theme of World No Tobacco Day, 2019 which is “TOBACCO AND LUNG HEALTH”.
  • An overview of COTPA(section 4,5,6,7)
  • Tobacco Vendor Licensing
  • Blue Line and Red Rose Campaign.
  • Compliance of FCTC  Art 5.3 Protocol
  • Special emphasis on enforcement of Sec 4,  6(a), 6(b) and Sec 7 of COTPA, 2003



  • Presentation on Health Burden of Tobacco use and an Overview of COTPA 2003
  • Interactive Session
  • Sharing of Best Practices of Howrah, Darjeeling and other states of India.


Decision Taken:


The meeting was chaired by Honourable MD. Gulam Ansari, IAS, Mission Director, NHM, Swasthya Bhavan. He highlighted the following points:

  • To make smoke free Swasthya Bhavan.
  • Make Awareness on health hazards of second hand smoking.
  • Proper implementation of COTPA, 2003.
  • To review NTCP once in a month at District Level.
  • Enforcement

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