Union Health Secretary reiterates India’s commitment to tobacco control

Union Health Secretary Apurva Chandra on Friday reiterated India’s unwavering commitment to protect present and future generations from the major health, social, environmental and economic harms associated with tobacco consumption.

The Union Health Ministry on Friday organised an event to celebrate World No Tobacco Day 2024. This year’s theme, protecting children from interference by the tobacco industry, underlines the urgent need to protect youth from the harmful effects of tobacco consumption.

Chandra addressed the event through a video message, stressing on the devastating effects of tobacco consumption. He mentioned the proactive approach of the government in implementing various measures at local, national, regional and global levels to reduce tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke, thereby benefiting communities.

He highlighted how India’s strict implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control has yielded remarkable results. He referred to the concrete results evidenced by the tobacco monitoring and surveillance mechanisms.

In a bid to inspire young children and youth to stay away from all forms of tobacco products, Indian badminton player P V Sindhu was today appointed as the brand ambassador for tobacco control. In a video message, Sindhu urged everyone to unite in the campaign against tobacco consumption.

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