A dedicated implementation mechanism can eliminate the tobacco from the lives of human being
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The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, Tobacco Control, India
Publication date: 2018-03-01
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 1):A581
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Background and challenges to implementation:
India launched its National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in 2007-08 in 9 states.We made intervention in 53 districts of 29 states. The Union Team provided technical and financial support in 40 districts of 20 states with the objective to build supportive political and administrative environment, establish and strengthen the system, institutionalise enforcement of provisions of National Legislation. An analysis conducted to understand that how effectively Tobacco can be eliminated from the lives of Human being.

Intervention or response:
Analysis conducted of 8 state level,20 district level,11 law enforcement,5 municipal corporations,38 piggy back,18 WNTD,68 state and district level training and review
workshops. In all 168 training/reviews conducted and trained 2550 officials and stakeholders during Oct 2013 to Mar 2015. Efforts shown good results and engagement of community and CSOs. The core parameters of impact evaluation were: establishment of system, availability of IEC material, establishment of enforcement mechanism, convergence with other stakeholders, Active involvement for issuance of directives/policy notifications, increased level of engagement of Media and civil society organisations.

Results and lessons learnt:
Tobacco control infrastructure established at 80% jurisdictions,availability of awareness related material found at 70% places. Enforcement mechanism is established at 70% places. Multi stakeholders engagement initiated at 60% places of intervention areas. Issuance of directives/policy notifications increased at 75% places. Increased level of engagement of Media, community and civil society organisations at 75% places of the all intervention areas.

Conclusions and key recommendations:
Above results are just the glimpse of successful results, the same can be replicated in entire territory under NTCP. The analysis shows that dedicated efforts and strengthened system can save the lives of human being from harmful effects of Tobacco consumption.

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