Tobacco Control

The tobacco epidemic is one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. It kills nearly six million people a year, of whom more than 5 million are users and ex users and more than 600 000 are nonsmokers exposed to second-hand smoke. Approximately one person dies every six seconds due to tobacco and this accounts for one in 10 adult deaths. Up to half of current users will eventually die of a tobacco-related disease.

Nearly 80% of the more than one billion smokers worldwide live in low- and middle-income countries, where the burden of tobacco-related illness and death is heaviest.
Tobacco users who die prematurely deprive their families of income, raise the cost of health care and hinder economic development.

India has the unfortunate distinction of having the second largest population of tobacco consumers in the world after China. To get rid of this menace, massive efforts are required. Governments the world over have to collaborate with civil society to tackle this issue. MPVHA is making the following efforts in the field of Tobacco control:

(A) Enforcement of Tobacco Laws and making public places Smoke-free in 8 districts of Indore division of Madhya Pradesh.  Click here for Detail

(B) Integrated Approach for Tobacco Control in Bhopal & Ujjain Divisions of Madhya Pradesh through institutionalization and implementation of COTPA.  Click here for Detail

(C) Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (TCP India Project)  Click here for Detail

(D) Strengthening of National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in M.P.  Click here for Detail

Our Vision

"To Promote Social Justice through the Provision and Distribution of Holistic Health Care & Empowerment of People, to make Health a Reality for all, with Special Emphasis on the Deprived Section"