August 16, 2017, Kolkata
VoTV team conducted assembly sensitisation program with Sambandh Health Foundation and Narayana Super-speciality Hospital, Kolkata – West Bengal. There are number of MLA and Ministers participated in the program.
Date: June 29, 2017 | Delhi
VoTV team with North Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Police, held a media event for the launch of tobacco free education institutes in Delhi.
The Program was launched, followed by Mr. Krishan Kumar speech, Director of Education in North MCD
Healis Sekhsaria Institute for Public Health Tata Trust in collaboration with Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV), and Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute did a press conference for launch of Tobacco Free Educational Institutes campaign in Assam.
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- June 14, 2016
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Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV) led a campaign for pictorial warning with Widows of 5 Tobacco Victims writing a letter to Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. This was in continuation with the Pictorial warning that VoTV had done by sending a letter with support of 653 doctors writing to PM.
- By VoTV India
- June 14, 2016
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Dr. Vishal Rao conducted VoTV in a press conference organized in association with Institute of Public Health demanding the Union Govt to implement 85% Pictorial warning on all tobacco products.
Dr. Vishal Rao, Dr. Upendra Bhojani of IPH, Ms. Jayna Kothari – Advocate and Dr. Banu Prakash – Neuro Surgeon along with VoTV patient addressed the media in the conference.
VoTV had organized a press conference to highlight the need of saving children from perils of tobacco through the launch of Tobacco Free Education Institution campaign.
Ms. Ashima Sarin, Campaign Director for VoTV started the program with introducing and welcoming the media personnel. She gave brief about VoTV and statistics of Bihar and how VoTV has been able to make an impact in saving lives from tobacco. Dr V P Singh VoTV patron did VoTV with 3 VoTV patients.
VoTV team along with the City Police Department addressed the media representatives in National Capital Region on various tobacco control laws and steps taken in its effective implementation. VoTV patron Dr. Vedant Kabra – VoTV patron, Mr. Sanjay Seth – VoTV COO, Ashima Sarin – VoTV Project Director and Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr. Rajesh Kumar address the media.
Dr. Vedant Kabra explained the scenario of tobacco devastation in the country and the state. He explained that lives of thousands of innocent people can be saved by implementing of simple steps in tobacco control laws. He conducted VoTV with a patient and her son, who was also a tobacco chewer but had quit after his mother was diagnosed witch cancer.
Mr. Sanjay Seth explained COTPA 2003 and other tobacco control laws in brief.
VoTV in collaboration with the Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India and Cancer Research Institute Swami Rama Himalayan University had organized a media workshop to sensitize Print and Electronic media representatives about the issues of tobacco control, ban on chewing tobacco and e-cigarettes.
The event started with a welcome address by VoTV Director Ashima Sarin. VoTV, its strength nationally and extend of VoTV in helping in tobacco control worldwide was explained in brief to the gathering.
Dr. Sunil Saini shared the harms of tobacco consumption and the state figures such as number of deaths due to tobacco and cancer cases in Uttarakhand. He also applauded the move of Uttarakhand Government in banning Gutka and pan masala (containing nicotine and tobacco). He conducted VoTV with 2 patients which helped media to realize the devastation caused due to tobacco consumption.
Dr. T P Sahoo conducted VoTV in Media Sensitization Workshop organized by VoTV at Bhopal.
VoTV patients were interviewed on World Head and Neck Cancer Day in Jaipur.