Choose Life, Not Tobacco         |         Smoking is a habit that drains your money and kills your slowly, one puff after another….         |         Smoking helps you to relax… in Death-bed         |         Smoking is injurious not only to you, but for the ones around you also… Quit before it’s late         |         Smoking Leaves an Unseen Scar, it fill your Insides with Toxins and Tar         |         Only a fool would put his lips, at the other end of a burning fie.         |         Irony is, Tobacco companies kill their Best Customers.         |         You’re a Fool, if you think smoking is cool.         |         Tar the Roads, not your lungs.         |         Be brighter, put down the lighter.         |         Put the smoke out, before it put you Out.         |         Who’s going to retire on your hard-earned dollars… You or some tobacco company executive?         |         A Friend in Deed won’t make you smoke that weed.         |         Smokers die young, be smart, don’t start.         |         Every time you light up A cigarette, you are saying that your life isn’t worth Living….        |         Don’t let being on a ventilator ultimate become, the reason you eventually quit smoking. Save lungs while you can.         |         If you can’t stop smoking…. Cancer will.         |         Cigarettes are like Squirrels. They are perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and light it on fire.

Category Archives: Media Coverage

VoTV Healis launches Tobacco Free Education Institutes in Assam

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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Widows of former tobacco users wrote to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to implement larger pictorial warning

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.
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Doctors and Civil societies write to Prime Minister of India asking for implementation of 85% pictorial warning

Voice of Tobacco Victims (VoTV) on behalf of 653 doctors from all India wrote to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India and Union Health & Family Welfare Minister to implement 85% pictorial warnings on all tobacco products on 25th March 2016.
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Doctors and civil societies ask for 85% pictorial warning on Tobacco products in Bangalore, Karnataka

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.
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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 in Gutka Ban findings dissemination workshop

VoTV was done by Dr. T P Sahoo in dissemination workshop of Gutka ban findings. This was organized in association with the John Hopkins Centre for Communication Programs, India.
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Dr. Sahoo shared that tobacco menace is killing 10 lakh people every year in India. And Gutka was one of the leading causes for oral cancer in the country. He explained that Gutka ban has not only saved the future generation from getting entangled in the dangerous habit of tobacco but also convinced most of Gutka users to quit it.

Media supporting tobacco control in Bihar

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.
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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.

Tobacco Free Gurgaon – Media and ACP Police sensitized

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.
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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.

Media sensitized for Tobacco Control in Uttarakhand

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.
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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.

Media Sensitized in Madhya Pradesh

Dr. T P Sahoo conducted VoTV in Media Sensitization Workshop organized by VoTV at Bhopal.
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VoTV patients participate in World Head and Neck Cancer Day in Rajasthan

VoTV patients were interviewed on World Head and Neck Cancer Day in Jaipur.
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