The Consortium for Tobacco Free Karnataka (a group of individuals and organizations working towards tobacco free Karnataka) in collaboration with the state (Karnataka State Anti Tobacco Cell) and municipal (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike) governments organized events at the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute to commemorate the World No Tobacco Day (May 31, 2017).

The day witnessed various events including

  • a rally to raise awareness on tobacco harms,
  • launch of a video raising awareness on substance abuse,
  • motivational speeches by senior leaders,
  • a panel discussion and
  • an orientation program for health inspectors of the Bengaluru municipal corporation.

Upendra Bhojani of the Institute of Public Health participated as a speaker in the panel discussion on how we could achieve tobacco free Bengaluru.

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