Mumbai, December 15, 2014 Third National Conference on Snuff or Health (NCTOH) was organized by the Salaam Bombay Foundation in collaboration with the WHO (World Health Organization), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Action Council against snuff, Healis -. Sekhsaria Institute of Public Health and the Tata Memorial
The two-day long event’s 500 participants took place on 15 ap and 16 ap December 2014 and 25 speakers from India and abroad came under one roof in Mumbai to share their experiences and ideas at work fighting snuff.
This conference included discussions on issues such as the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions for smoking cessation, initiatives control of snuff and innovations, consumption of snuff in youth and women, snuff smokeless and public health from a global perspective, building evidence to integrate services to quit smoking within care systems health and workplaces in India, different threats in electronic cigarettes and betel nut, effective use of the media to control snuff in India, ten of COTPA (cigarettes and snuff Law Another product) with its success and challenges faced. (Read: How to identify and overcome the triggers of smoking )
There was also discussion on judicial innovations to expand the impact of COTPA, preventing youth access to snuff, learning success stories in the states of India, state of implementation and challenges in COTPA and NPTC (Control Program National snuff), based on the survey population and the prevalence of snuff, challenges in the control of snuff in India and multisectoral action in the control of snuff in India.
One of the key highlights of the conference this year is the release of the Global Report snuff smokeless, compiled by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of Disease) and the National Institute cancer (National cancer Institute, USA). Devika Chaddha, vice president of Operations Salam Bombay Foundation, said ‘This conference brought together eminent speakers to share their experiences in the fight against snuff in India. This has made us understand the solutions to problems that arise in the implementation of government policies. This is a step in the direction of our goal to save young people from falling into this dangerous “habit (Read:. free world snuff – imagine a world without cancer, heart disease and unwanted deaths )
PC Gupta, President, NCTOH said “we have always benefited from the conferences of this nature. They give us the opportunity to interact with dignitaries through various verticals converge towards a target consumption control of snuff in India “
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Speakers at the conference included a number of experts as Parishi Majumdar, Rana J Singh, Pushkar Singh, Nyo Nyo Kyaing, Sharmila shin, Deepak Mishra, Mira Aghi, Gauravi Mishra, Mangesh Pednekar, Samira Asma Mark Parascandala, Shubhangi Parkar, Leni Chaudhari, Rati Godrej, Surendra Shastri, Vaishakhi Malik, Amal Pushp, Prakash Gupta, Vandana Shah, Justice Mukul Mudgal, Dhirendra Sinha, KR Thankappan, Rana J Singh, Jaspreet Kaur, AV Rinkoo, Surendra Shastri , Pranay Lal, Ram Barot, Bobby Ramakant, Arzoo Datta, Sharmila shin, Surabhi Shastri, Ashima Sarin, Pankaj Chaturvedi, KC Samira, Vineet Munish Gill, Purvish Parikh.
As part of the opening ceremony, welcoming speech was given by A K D’Cruz, Director of Tata Memorial Hospital. Prakash Gupta, Director, Healis introduced the subject and Nata Menabe, WHO representative in India felicitated winners of the World No Snuff Day WHO. On the opening day, detailed presentations were held on various subjects in the control of snuff. Parishi Majumdar gave a presentation on the effectiveness of pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions. Nyo Nyo Kyaing while highlighted the initiatives and innovations in control of snuff, Mira Aghi prepared on snuff consumption among young people and women. (Read: Addiction, the main reason why quitting is difficult )
The second day opened with presentations by Vandana Shah in judicial innovations to expand the impact of COTPA . While Dhirendra Sinha was throwing some light on preventing youth access to snuff, Bobby Ramakant elaborated on the implementation and challenges in COTPA and NTCP. Open discussion forum on the challenges in the control of snuff in India was moderated by Pankaj Chaturvedi and conference closed with words of Pankaj Chaturvedi, Chairman of the Scientific Committee 3 rd NCTOH.
The main studies presented and appreciated on day 1 cases were:
effectiveness of pharmacological and behavioral treatment interventions for cessation of snuff in the actual clinical practice
snuff smokeless and public health: a global perspective
Group – an interactive dialogue moderated by Samira Asma (Centers for Disease Control, USA)
the use of snuff: young men and women
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