Students visiting tobacco shops in area who are selling Tobacco products within 100 yards oftheir educational institution through Jatha. They will hand over a Red Rose (symbol of love and respect)along with a handout which explains objectives of campaign, sensitizing tobacco seller on ill effects oftobacco consumption and requesting them to not sale tobacco products.
Yellow Line Campaign
Its main purpose the public with the slogan “Tobacco Free School” with an open environment of No tobacco use.
Display of “Tobacco free School” or “Tobacco-free Institution” board at a prominent place on the boundary wall outside the main entrance.
No sale of tobacco products inside the premises and within the radius of 100 yards from school / educational institutions.
No smoking or chewing of tobacco inside the premises of institution by students/ teachers/ other staff members / visitors.
Focus Group Discussion (F.G.D.)
Focus Group Discussion (FGD) is a tool to understand the common issues of selected group ofpeople, (who have similar habits/behavior patterns) to address the issues. In the context ofNational Tobacco Control Program, FGD can be conducted with identified tobacco users in avillage, taluk and district level and motivating them to quit tobacco consumption. It can be done,with Self Help Group Meeting, Colleges, Youth Clubs, Parents Meeting at School and College, Health Camps, Rotary club/Lions club etc. Those who quit tobacco completely can share his/herexperience to motivate others.
The Objective of this Campaign is to create awareness about the need to join hands to build a tobacco free society.
World No Tobacco Day(WNTD)
World No Tobacco Day is celebrated every year on May 31st. Its Main Purpose is to educate the Public, Mainly Young people of today’s Mental and Physical health Consequences of Tobacco and tobacco Products.
Tobacco Cessation Centre- TCC
The Tobacco Addiction Free Centre (TCC) is another part of the Tobacco Control Cell, Chikmagaluru. The district hospital, Room No. 105, District Mental Health Centre District Hospital has established a Tobacco Addiction Free Centre for Counselling and treatment and so far 805 addicts have been provided with personal consultation.
As the progress of the Chikkamagaluru District Tobacco Control Cell Program is spreading awareness in collaboration with various departments of the District and Taluk Enforcement Department. The public has been requested to stop using tobacco products such as pan masala, jarda, khani, etc. in public places with a view to health. However violations of the COTPA -2003 Act are being made. A total of 130 Enforcement Drive were conducted under the COTPA -2003 Act in the physical year 2018-19, 2019 -20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 a total of 2751 cases were registered under section 4, with a total penalty of Rs. 330070/- under Section 6 (a), a total of 669 cases have been filed and the penalty amount is Rs. 70915/- under Section 6 (b), a total of 174 cases have been registered and the penalty amount is Rs. 17035/- Total 3594 cases registered and amount 418020/- they are stored in fines.