DHSK holds workshop on interference of tobacco industry into health policies

Srinagar: The health department’s Tobacco Control unit today held a workshop for policymakers for implementation of measures to prevent interference of tobacco industry into public health policies.

The workshop themed as ‘State Level Workshop Specific to WHO for policymakers for Implementation and Enforcement of Measures to protect public health policies from Tobacco Industry Interference’ was inaugurated by Director Health Services kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather and Director family welfare JK Dr tabassum

Other officials of the health department and NGOs representatives were present during the workshop which was held at M. A Road Banquet Hall in Srinagar.

Speakers from Tobacco Control Units of Jammu and Kashmir health department highlighted the measures and awarness being undertaken for curbing tobacco use.

DHSK Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather said that health department in coordination with the UT administration are serious in implementing all legal measures to curb and decrease use of tobacco.

Director Family Welfare Dr Tabassum appreciated the role of health department and administration for creating awarness for controlling smoking tobacco use.

Parvaiz Ahmad Raina (JKAS) dy. Commissioner Enforcement central taxation department explained how the department is playing a significant role for prevention of tobacco consumption and the interference of the industry into the policies.He emphasised on strong social connectivity to prevent addiction, and drug abuse from society.

Mr. Tahir Ahmad Magray, JKAS spoke about measures and steps being taken for controlling tobacco use by public for betterment of public health.He stressed for need of coordinated and joint efforts to fight the challenge of tobacco use and drug addiction in the society.
Dr shivam technical Advisor The Union gave detailed presentation about implementation of WHO FCTC article 5.3.The meeting was also attended by senior officer’s of health, education, drug and food control department. Dr Mir mushtaq nodal officer NTCP Kashmir, Dr. Mirdula singh nodal officer NTCP Jammu gave detailed presentation about NTCP In Ut of Jammu and Kashmir. Dr. Mohd Naseer state consultant the Union presented the vote of thanks.

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