National Tobacco Control Program

Tobacco Cessation

The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats in all over India. It is common risk factors for the development of most of non communicable diseases including cardiovascular diseases, respiratory disorders and cancer.

As per GATS-2 survey conducted in 2016-17 shows that in India, 10.7% of adults use smoking form of tobacco and 21.4% of adults using chewable tobacco, Around 38.7% of adults were exposed to second hand smoke at home & 30.2% of adults who work indoors are exposed to second-hand smoke at their workplace.

Government of Karnataka has initiated National Tobacco Control Program, under that District Tobacco Control Cell working with fully pledge team of District Consultant, Social worker, Psychologist and Data Entry operator in Udupi district.

Main objective of NTCP (National Tobacco Control Program) is to build capacity of professionals of district to implement tobacco control initiative effectively.

Tobacco Control Program

Schools and Colleges activities

Initially DTCC (District Tobacco Control Cell) will do mapping of schools and colleges. Accordingly, DTCC team will make a quarterly comprehensive action plan for school program by taking formal approval from DDPI and DDPU. Pre-University colleges (1st year and 2nd Year) will be involved in School campaign activity. A brief presentation of IEC programme and students will be involved in painting competition /drawing competition/ Essay competition/ Debates/skits. “TOBACCO CONTROL COMMITTEE” will be formed on head of principal/HM. Our goal is to make Tobacco Free Education institutions in all over Udupi.

Act COTPA 2003 Enforcement Drives


Act COTPA 2003 Enforcement Drives:

         Enforcement is the key for effective implementation of Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act. There are 2 District and 3 Taluka enforcement squad teams existed in Udupi District. Every Squad team will be conducting raid at high risk area in their jurisdiction at least twice a week.


Tobacco Cessation Centre:

           Tobacco is one of the most predominantly abused substance in the world . It is characterized by craving, tolerance, salience and continued use despite harm. Addiction actually develops as a result of Nicotine, which causes a transition from occasional smoking or chewing to a sustained habit. At this stage quitting becomes difficult and the individual falls prey to the deleterious effects associated with long-term exposure to tobacco.

          National Tobacco Control Program, the Anti-Tobacco Cell under Government of Karnataka has initiated District tobacco cessation centers, led by Psychologist/Counselor. They will assess the severity of tobacco use, understand concomitant physical and psychological co morbidities, offer personalized management plan and thereby provide quality care.