Tobacco Control Program

The National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) was launched by the Ministry of Health and FamilyWelfare (MoHFW), Government of India in 2007- 08, The objective was to bring about greater awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco use and about the Tobacco Control Laws. Keeping the Objective in view Balajee Sewa Sansthan is running awareness workshop for the school children to educate them about the harms of Tobacco use. Under the programme following activities have been done in the year 2017-18.

Balajee sewa santhan is working for raising awareness and spreading message about tobacco abuse prevalent among people of hill state and also the young boys and girls. Combined and sustained efforts of the Health department and the NGO, entire Tehri district was declared smoke free s from 26th January 2014.

Recognizing the efforts in implementation of tobacco control legislation, Health department, Government of Uttar Pradesh chose us to conduct school programmes in Bijnor and Saharanpur district in the yar 2016-17. Under the programme 70 Government/ Public schools have been selected to tell students about harmful effects of smoking and tobacco use on their health as well health of those coming into contact with the smoke.

Seeing the immense success and results of workshops conducted in the year 2016-17, this year the organization got another district Shamli of Uttar Pradesh for conducting the Tobbaco Awareness Programme in the schools.

Achievements:

  • a. Tehri district was declared smoke free s from 26th January 2014.
  • b. Uttarakhand is The First State to Declare Ban on The Sale of Loose Cigarettes
  • c. Entire Musoorie has been declared smoke free on 31 May 2018