Tamilnadu People’s Forum for Tobacco Control (TNPFTC) is a network comprising of individuals, professional associations, like minded organisations and institutions who are actively working towards tobacco control. TNPFTC was initiated in 2009 by a group of individuals who shared the vision of forming a forum which is exclusive for tobacco control.

Our activities include

  • Advocacy for the Policy Changes which would curb the tobacco industry’s influence and promotion in the public
  • Monitoring the Tobacco Industry’s activities especially in regards to their violation of Tobacco Control Laws, Policies, Orders such as WHO – Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Cigarette and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) and 242 Tamilnadu Government Order and Challenging the Violators
  • Creating IEC materials and awareness among the public in regards to the ill effects of Tobacco and the tactics undertaken by the Tobacco Industries to manipulate the public’s view about them
  • Bringing out People’s Manifesto that is in line with Tobacco Control policies before the parliamentary or assembly elections