Efforts made for Tobacco Control (NTCP) implementation in all health institution, Govt. offices and Districts Basti Tobacco Free State of Uttar Pradesh
 
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District Magistrate, U.P. Govt, India
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State Tobacco Control Cell, Health, India
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NCD - NHM, NHM U.P, India
Publication date: 2018-03-01
 
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 1):A66
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ABSTRACT
Background and challenges to implementation:
Uttar Pradesh State of India is the most populated along with high rate of tobacco consumption, mortality and disability. Implantation of NTCP and Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Product Act (COTPA) 2003 Noncompliance of domestic tobacco control laws can be seen all government departments even in Health department also. Since last two years as Director Administration in Department of health and family welfare and District Magistrate in Dist. Basti with consistent team efforts and support from district/state administrations has resulted in a remarkable progress in term of compliance of tobacco control law in the health institution and govt. offices.

Intervention or response:
Establish a District level Coordination Committee involving representatives from different government departments including Civil Society Organizations, to provide technical support for improving implementation of COTPA 2003 in the District Co-ordination committee have taken important steps to warn people of the dangers of tobacco use. These measures have included the use of strong pictorial health warnings as well as comprehensive hard-hitting mass media campaigns.

Results and lessons learnt:
In the last two years we have established around 6 District LeveTask Force Committee working in the districts a. inter-departmental circulars have been issued. More than 100 educational institutions, 80 government offices and In order to combat the CLEAN GREEN AND HEALTHY tobacco free Basti, As oath is taken on the eve of World No Tobacco Day, 31 May, 2017 to ensure district Basti Tobacco Free to continue all efforts that will create awareness to each & every individual of society to quit tobacco and sustain the government & public offices, public places, school colleges, hospitals as neat, clean, green and tobacco free zone.

Conclusions and key recommendations:
Collaborative work; consistent support from district administration; and support from civil society partners created favorable environments and improved the compliance of tobacco control law in the District beyond our expectation.

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