E-RCTC, a joint initiative of PGIMER Chandigarh and The Union, is emerging as one of the most-sought-after platforms that showcases tobacco control initiatives, updates, policies, resource materials etc. from the length and breadth of the country. It has helped in strengthening National Control Tobacco Programme (NTCP) to a great extent.
Further, this online hub contains latest notifications and circulars by national and state government's related to effective implementation of NTCP. E-RCTC compiles and channelizes the correct and reliable information, and then disseminates it from one source.
All our implementers, academician and stakeholder will have access to relevant information through the E-RCTC that serves as a one-point reference centre.
It’s a unique initiative that will immensely help the people implemen ting tobacco control programme at the grassroots level.
It will help in the implementation of tobacco control laws and programmes
E- RCTC is unique in many ways and my experience is that it gives almost all the information needed for tobacco control activities with immense collection of notifications, guidelines etc. This is very helpful, especially for a state which is starting to implement tobacco control programmes. I hope that E-RCTC continues to serve very useful resources for all stakeholders in the country and globally as well.
E-RCTC intend to catalyze tobacco control activities in the country and foster multi-sectoral convergence between organizations for 'Tobacco Free India'. This will help government, academia and nongovernment sectors to effectively implement tobacco control initiatives.
The e-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control is a very valuable asset from which tobacco control researchers, advocates and policy makers can draw updated information and documentary resources to support and guide their work. It is the beating heart of the tobacco control movement in India.
Tobacco consumption is assuming a bigger threat to the people’s health. It is not only behaviour change which can prevent the ill effects of tobacco but also good advocacy with the various stakeholders can help in meeting this challenge. Policy makers, planners and managers also require evidences for better decision making. E-RCTC can bridge this gap can help in efforts of mitigating the effect of tobacco.
The E-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (ERCTC), an initiative by Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh provides all relevant information related to tobacco control under one roof. The E-RCTC showcases a repository of latest orders, circulars, notifications & many others that are being released from time to time both by the state and central governments to curb the tobacco menace. The E-RCTC would also help counter the misleading facts on tobacco control which exist on various web engines
Tobacco Control needs to be taken up as a social movement and an all-government approach. The control efforts made by various stakeholders need to be concerted and well-orchestrated for logical results for an ultimate tobacco endgame in this world. This journey would need information, data, research studies, best-practices etc under a roof. If you are looking for one such source, please look at the www.rctcpgi.org. I congratulate PGIMER, Chandigarh and the Union for this good initiative Let us all populate this source with richer information for action.
PGIMER’s E-Resource Centre is a storehouse of knowledge about tobacco control. To see it being used so broadly is a testimony to that. Its website is a great boon to professionals, offering a quick and easy way to find information on all aspects of tobacco control.
For quite sometime there was a need felt to have one-stop window for all information on tobacco control. The E-RCTC greatly fills this gap for the country. We at NICPR and the WHO FCTC Global Knowledge hub on Smokeless Tobacco remains committed to contribute, share and use the information from this unique platform.