Plan to merge Tobacco control programme with NRHM

Central govt is looking forward to integrate National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) workforce for anti-tobacco programmes.

  • Synergizing NTCP with the NRHM at state and district levels has been stressed upon in the plan.
  • It also suggests involving workforce under other Non-communicable Disease Programmes for prevention of cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and strokes, in the tobacco control programme.
  • The plan is under consideration as tobacco has been identified as the reason behind several communicable and non-communicable diseases

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