Tobacco Cessation Centres (TCCs)
The National Tobacco Control Programme calls for establishing Tobacco Cessation Centers in District Hospitals and provision for free pharmaco therapy and counselling services at these clinics. In addition, the counsellors appointed for AIDS control and TB control would provide tobacco cessation services at the primary level.
Article 14 of World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) to which India is Party to prescribes demand reduction measures concerning tobacco dependence and cessation. It states that “each party (country) shall develop and disseminate appropriate, comprehensive and integrated guidelines based on scientific evidence and best practices, taking in to account national circumstances and priorities, and shall take effective measures to promote cessation of tobacco use and adequate treatment for tobacco dependence.
Link to the list of Tobacco Cessation Centres at State/District level. View