Data and Statistics
An introduction to globally accepted data sources on tobacco use in India, including resources highlighting the prevalence of tobacco use based on gender and types of tobacco. Links to tobacco control efforts by the Government of India, and the tobacco cessation clinics set up across the country have been provided. PDFs attached against each topic below.
Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Report:
The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) Report (India) 2009, was conducted to provide national and sub-national estimates of tobacco use, exposure to second-hand smoke, quit attempts among adults and to indirectly measure the impact of tobacco control and prevention initiatives.
Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS):
The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS), India, 2006 is a school-based survey of 13 – 15 year olds, conducted to provide data on topics such as the prevalence of tobacco use, accessibility and price of tobacco, second-hand smoke, cessation, media and advertising, and school curricula.
National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP):
The National Tobacco Control Programme was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India in 2007-08, during the 11th Five Year Plan, to increase awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco, and to facilitate the effective implementation of Tobacco Control Laws in India.
Organisations working in the field of tobacco cessation:
Massachusetts General Hospital Tobacco Treatment Service
Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Centre
Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation
NCSCT - National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training
Tobacco treatment forums and networks:
Global Bridges- Healthcare Alliance for Tobacco Dependence Treatment
ATTUD- Association for Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence