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The following Factsheet was published to support a Stakeholders’ Policy Forum for Smokeless Tobacco in Pakistan. The Forum was held in York, UK, in March 2019.
Our colleagues at NICPR have produced a factsheet about Smokeless Tobacco Cessation in India.
Smokeless Tobacco Cessation in India – Factsheet
Click the link below for our 2021 factsheet on Smokeless Tobacco in Central Asia.
The MAMC team in India produced a video to raise awareness of the harms of tobacco:
Zainab Kidwai (PhD Student) made this video for International Women’s Day, Celebrating Women in Science:
Our great team at MAMC produced another video, this time about the harmful effects of tobacco use during pregnancy:
The NICPR team have produced this video about Smokeless Tobacco Cessation: ‘Quitters are Winners’ :
The ASTRA Team at MAMC, New Delhi, India, held a pre-conference dissemination event on the Burden of Smokeless Tobacco use, and Smokeless Tobacco Control Policies in South Asia, on 4th March 2021. Click on the links below, to find out more:
Event Report – Burden of Smokeless tobacco use and smokeless tobacco control policies in South Asia.
Written by Dr Pallavi Singh, Post-graduate Resident at the Department of Community Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India…poem World NO Tobacco Day