NLUO: National Online Consultation On Exploring Effective Ways To Deaccelerate Tobacco Use In India
LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK
28 Jun 2023 2:09 PM GMT
National Law University of Odisha as a part of its Project on Tobacco Control Initiatives is organising an online national consultation to receive expert opinion for advancing effective tobacco control in India. The title of the consultation is "National Online Consultation on Exploring Effective Ways to Deaccelerate Tobacco Use in India’ June 29, 2023 (Thursday) from 11:00 am to 12:30pm.
The Consultation aims to receive expert’s opinion to identify law, policy and implementation gap that require reform to reduce the tobacco prevalence in the country. The consultation will aim at exploring the ways in which tobacco prevalence and use can be reduced in India, through policy, education, cultural changes and other such mechanism. The identified ways will serve as a focal point to work in tobacco control with a targeted approach. Specific focus of the consultation will be the protection of children and youth from tobacco consumption.
The participants of one day online consultation will include Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Police Bureau of Research & Development ( BP&RD ), New Delhi, National Institute of Social Defence, New Delhi, National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science, New Delhi , WCD Department, GOI, Narcotics Control Bureau, New Delhi, Academician from NIMHANS, Bengaluru, various commissions etc. The online consultation will receive expert’s opinion to identify law and policy gap and required reform in current law and policy to control tobacco use in India. Report of online consultation meet will be shared with all stakeholders. Through this one-day online consultation participants and stakeholders will understand each other perspective on the negative impact of tobacco use on health, psychological wellbeing, economy and limitation of current policy and law and how it can be further strengthened to promote healthier nation.
Stronger policy formulation and effective law enforcement can play a crucial role in reducing tobacco consumption and improving public health outcomes. Overall, the online national consultation on Exploring Effective Ways to Deaccelerate Tobacco Use in India is a positive step towards addressing this critical public health issue and promoting effective policy and enforcement measures to reduce tobacco use.
Following are the credentials to join the online consultation
Google Meet Video Call link: https://meet.google.com/oof-imer-jmp
Meeting Video Call Code: oof-imer-jmp
Thursday, June 29 · 11:00am – 12:30pm