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About Resource Centre

About Resource Centre

In the current scenario, we do not have any platform in India from where we can fetch all the information related to tobacco control activities. The existing information on tobacco control India, though highly valuable, is lying scattered at different sources, which needs to be channelized and arranged in a systematic fashion at a particular place. Secondly, few best practices and innovations in the area of tobacco control go unnoticed as it is not being updated regularly at various websites at the state/national level. In similar lines, the orders and notifications at different administrative levels are not being organized, thus the program managers are not able to access them for the facilitation of the tobacco control program at their state level. The next issue is about the misleading facts on tobacco control which exists on various web engines. In addition, the budding aspirants (researchers and academicians) in tobacco control do not find a stage where they find opportunities in the area or orient themselves in tobacco control.
This resource centre is intended to provide a one-stop solution to all these existing challenges. This virtual center will help in providing all the relevant information under one roof. Besides, it will regularly update the evidence and facts which will solve the current issues of information-gap and facilitate program managers in seeking correct, reliable, updated and contextual data and statistics in tobacco control. Further, the resource centre can also be effectively utilized by program implementers, academicians, researchers and other stakeholders for capacity building. In this way, this RC will catalyze the chain of TC activities at different fora. It will provide momentum to the establishment of country coordination mechanisms and collaborations with other regional tobacco control india organizations to advocate for harmonized tobacco control initiatives and thus strengthening tobacco control partnerships. This is a promising beginning to have a significant impact on the tobacco control landscape in India.

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Conflict of Interest Declaration

E- Resource Centre for Tobacco Control, PGIMER Chandigarh

Tobacco is the gateway to the world of addiction. Each year millions of children in
India begin experimenting with tobacco use and become lifelong addicts. Global
evidence suggests that tobacco use is the leading cause of premature mortality. It
prevents individuals, families, communities and nations from achieving their fullest
potential and development goals. The tobacco industry is among the most corrupt
and venal in its practices. The WHO and many leading public health organizations
have warned that the tobacco industries would mislead governments and
communities to achieve its profits by advancing their addictive products.

To this end, E-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (E-RCTC) believes in
promoting a healthy lifestyle for all by opposing tobacco use and addiction. RCTC
recognizes a fundamental conflict of interest between the tobacco industry and
public health. To achieve these goals in our lifetime would require us to stay away
from tobacco, alcohol and intoxicant substances in any form.

E-RCTC does not partner with any entity directly or indirectly related to and /or
engaged with the tobacco industry. We do not partner, invest in or get invest by
organizations with interests in the tobacco industry, or those who further the
agenda of tobacco companies. We do not and shall not accept and / or endorse any
direct or indirect support from the tobacco industry neither in cash and nor in
kind.