VoTV and Tobacco Free Kerala in association with Institute of Journalism, Trivandrum organized a Media Workshop. The main agenda of this workshop was how ‘Media can be great partners in Tobacco and Drug control in Kerala.’
Dr. A S Pradeep, Nodal Officer, Tobacco Control in Kerala conducted VoTV with cancer patient. The patient explained how his life was affected due to tobacco. He requested media to support tobacco control activities in state. The objective of the workshop was to highlight the contribution of media in tobacco control in Kerala, sensitize/orient future journalists on the aspect of tobacco control reporting and to enhance proactive tobacco control reporting by the media.
Over 20 trainee journalists and top ranking journalist of media engaged and interacted with experts and asked many doubts under COTPA.
Tobacco victims video was screened in the meeting on Model District plan implementation chaired by District Collector of Kozhikkode. Representatives of Police, Health, and Education were present in the meeting that reviewed efforts taken up so far and decided to intensify action.
VoTV was conducted in a media workshop organized by Rajasthan Voluntary Health Association in Udaipur Division.
VoTV patron spoke about the dangerous use of tobacco and role of Media to in reducing deaths caused due to tobacco, either by direct consumption or passive smoking. He also told that tobacco deaths are the most preventable causes of death.
VoTV video was played to sensitize Circle Inspectors and Sub-Inspectors of Kozhikode City in a program organized by MD-Niche Kerala.
VoTV video was screened to sensitize attendees in the multi stakeholder meeting chaired by the District Collector Smt CA Latha IAS for making the district model COTPA compliant.
VoTV in association with Rajasthan Voluntary Health Association sensitized police officials of Bikaner range. Police officials from the districts of Hanumangarch, Churu, Bikaner and Ganganagar attendant the training.
Dr. Rajendra Bothra, – VoTV Patron, – explained the effects associated with consumption of tobacco as well as effects of passive smoking.
An oral cancer patient shared his suffering due to consumption of tobacco and requested police officials to strictly implement COTPA.
Range IG and SPs of all the district assured action.
VoTV video was played in the release of Economic Burden of Tobacco Related Diseases. The consultation was organized by RVHA with support of VHAI, WHO, MoHFW New Delhi and PHFI.
The consultation was organized by RVHA in collaboration with VHAI, WHO, MoHFW – New Delhi and PHFI.
VoTV was conducted on the occasion of launching of “The Clean Campus Safe Campus campaign,” targeting at curbing tobacco and other substance use in educational institutions is a joint initiative of Home, Education and Health Departments.
While inaugurating the state-wide launch of the long-term ‘Clean Campus, Safe Campus’ Kerala Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy said that tobacco taxes will be raised further in the state to curb consumption.
Voice of Tobacco Victims sensitized Kota Range Police for implementation of COTPA in an event organized by RVHA at Kota City police conference hall, SP office Kota.
Dr. Mahendra Singh Hada, VoTV patron told about the ill-effects of consuming tobacco on physical and mental health. He also told that tobacco use is the main cause of cancer, which could be preventable.
VoTV was conducted by Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi for Lawyers of South Asia during the “CTFK-South Asian Lawyer’s Seminar for tobacco control” on 26th April 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. A 29 year old cancer patient with terminal mouth cancer due to tobacco habit with an expected survival of 6 months shocked the lawyers. His wife and two young kids accompanied him. This was the initiation of Sri Lanka chapter for tobacco control.