National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP)

The objectives of the NTCP is to build up capacity of the Districts to effectively implement the Anti Tobacco Initiatives; train the health and social workers; take up appropriate IEC and mass awareness campaign including School Health Programme; set up a regulatory mechanism to monitor/ implement the Anti Tobacco Laws including establishment of product testing laboratories; Global Adult tobacco survey for surveillance etc.

The main components of the Tobacco Control Programme will be as under:

  1. Monitoring and implementation of Anti Tobacco Laws.

  2. IEC/ Mass media Campaign

  3. School Health Programme

  4. Training and Capacity building for Tobacco Control.

  5. Tobacco Cessation Centre.

The District Tobacco Control Cell already established in district on contractual basis to support above programme.

  • one Psychologist

  • one Social Worker

All the activities of the District Tobacco Control Programme shall be carried under the supervision and guidance of the District Programme Manager, NRHM. The state should submit the budget for district as well as state in the following format.
Guidelines for Law Enforcers for effective implementation of Tobacco Control Laws 2013
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