Day 2

DAY 2 - 17 Feb 2024

17 Feb 9:30 AM-10:30AM
Plenary Session: Ending the Tobacco Epidemic: Does Tobacco Endgame Hold Significance (Gulmohar)

Session Chair

Dr. Prakash Gupta, Director HEALIS


Dr. Sonu Goel, Professor of Health Management, School of Public Health, PGIMER Chandigarh


What is Tobacco Endgame? Definitions, Components and Advocacy Dr. Rakesh Gupta, President, Rajasthan Cancer Foundation, Jaipur

Global Best Practices of Tobacco Endgame

Dr. Monika Arora, Vice President (Research and Health Promotion) PHFI

Is India on Path of Tobacco Endgame: Opportunities, Challenges, and Possible Solutions

Dr. L. Swasticharan, Additional Dy. Director, General and Director (EMR), Directorate General of Health Services,  MOHFW, GOI

Tobacco Endgame Hub: What Does it Offer? Ms Pooja Gupta, Senior Consultant, MoHFW, GOI

Open Discussion

Developing Roadmap for Tobacco Endgame in India

9:30 AM-11:15 AM
Silver Oak
Best Practices in Tobacco Control: A Civil Society Perspective (Silver Oak)

Session Chair

Dr Gopal Chauhan, State Nodal Officer, Himachal Pradesh


Dr. Vinay Tripathi, IIHMR Delhi


A Civil Society Intervention to Stop Virtual Cultural Event Sponsored by Tobacco Industry Mr. Saju V. Itty, Executive Director Kerala Voluntary Health Services

Civil Society Intervention for Training of Stakeholders for Implementation of NTCP- The State of Haryana

Ms. Opinder Preet Kaur Gill, Programme Director, Generation Saviour Association

Adoption and Implementation of Tobacco Vendor Licensing at sub-national level in India

Mr. Vivek Awasthi, Executive Director, U P Voluntary Health Association

Comparison of tobacco use behaviour and cessation outcomes during the pre-COVID and COVID period in Mumbai, India

Dr. Himanshu Gupte, Vice President – Health, Narotam Sekhsaria Foundation, Mumbai

Tobacco free Shri Amarnath ji Yatra

Dr. Mohd Naser, State Project Coordinator Vital Strategies, Jammu and Kashmir

9:30 AM-11:15 AM
Youth and Tobacco Control (Jacaranda)

Session Chair

Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, Chairperson, Advisory Committee- Indian Alliance of Patients Group, Former Director- IIHMR, Delhi


Ms Arzoo Dutta, Ex Senior State Consultant, NTCP-Assam


Distressing Reality: Mumbai School Students Showing Growing Interest and Familiarity with e-Cigarettes

Ms. Tshering Bhutia, Chief Innovation Officer and SVP - Preventive Health Salaam Bombay

Strengthening ToFEI through Tobacco Vendor Licensing in Sikar

Ms. Jyoti Choudhary, State Program Manager- Tobacco Control Shikshit Rojgar Kendra Rabandhak Smaiti

Tobacco use Surveillance among adolescents of Madhyamik Vidyalays of Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Dr. Sahana Hegde-Shetiya, Ph D Scholar, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. D Y Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune

Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Stroke in E-Cigarette Users

Dr. Ruchika Gupta, Scientist E- ICMR-NICPR

Making Schools Tobacco Free:  A Step Towards Accelerating Tobacco Free Generation in India

Dr. Aastha Bagga, State Project Manager, Generation Saviour Association

Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program for Tribal School Students Residing in Ashram Schools and Hostels in Nagpur Division

Dr. Sachin Khatri, Associate Professor and Head, Dept of Public Health Dentistry, Govt Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur

Prevalence and Pattern of Tobacco Use and Its Association with Perceived Stress in Young Adults in India

Dr. Poornima Khurana, PGDM Student- IIHMR Delhi

10:30 AM-11:30 AM
Panel Discussion: Culturally Sensitive Approaches for Tobacco Control Across India (Gulmohar)


Dr. AK Khokhar, IIHMR Delhi


Ms. Shalini Bassi, Senior Research Scientist, PHFI


Dr. Nichukholie  Vupru, District Nodal Officer, Nagaland

Dr. Evuru.Prasanth, State Nodal Officer, Andhra Pradesh

Dr. Mir Mushtaq Ahmad, State Nodal Officer, Kashmir

State Nodal Officer, Chattisgarh

State Nodal Officer, Haryana

11.15 AM – 11.30 AM
Tea Break
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Integration of National Programmes with NTCP (Gulmohar)


Dr. Ashoo Grover, Scientist-F and Head- Delivery Research Division- ICMR


State Nodal Officer, Gujarat

Dr. Rupsa Banerjee, IIHMR Delhi


Maternal and Child Interventions in Tobacco Control Dr Sonali Jhanji, Professor, AIIMS Delhi

School-based Intervention and Programmes

Dr. Ashima Sharin, Director Sambandh Health Foundation

Multi Sectoral Integration for an Effective Implementation of ToFEI Guidelines in the State of Haryana

Ms. Opinder Preet Kaur Gill, Programme Director, Generation Saviour Association

Intersectoral Coordination for Implementation of NTCP in States

Dr. Gopal Chauhan, State Nodal Officer, Tobacco Control, Himachal Pradesh

Multi-Sectoral Collaboration for Effective National Tobacco Control: A Successful Case Study from a Tobacco High Burden State of India

 Mr. Rajeev Kumar, Project Coordinator- PGIMER, Chandigarh

Governance in Tobacco Control (Silver Oak)


Mr. Praveen Sinha, NPO, WHO- Country office


State Nodal Officer, Kerala

Dr. Pankaj Talreja, IIHMR Delhi


Strengthening Tobacco Cessation Services in India - Demand Reduction Strategies

Dr. Vikrant Mohanty, Professor and Head- Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences

Tobacco-Related Taxation and Public Policy in Indian States Over the three Decades

Dr. Upendra Bhojani, Faculty, Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Legal Challenges in Implementing Tobacco Control

Dr. Aastha Bagga, State Project Manager, Generation Saviour Association

Role of Panchayati Raj Institutes (PRI)/ Community-Based Organisations (CBO) in Tobacco Control

Dr. Sugata Roy, Social and Behaviour Change Specialist, UNICEF

Emerging Tobacco and Nicotine Products (Jacaranda)


Dr Shalini Singh, Director, ICMR-NICPR


State Nodal Officer, Uttar Pradesh

Dr. Mukesh Ravi Raushan, IIHMR Delhi


Quitline Initiatives

Dr. Rajkumar, Director, Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute*

Banned Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS) Products

Dr. Rakesh Gupta, President, Strategic Institute for Public Health Education and Research

Flavored Hukkah/ Other Tobacco Products

Dr. Stuti S Bhargava

Scientist-E (Medical), Division of Non-communicable Diseases (NCD),ICMR

Newer Emerging Tobacco and Nicotine Products Dr. Vedha V.P.K, Consultant - WHO

E-Cigarette Use Among Adolescents from Urban Slums of Mumbai Four Years after the Ban

Ms. Gauri Mandal, General Manager, Salaam Bombay

1.00 PM – 2.00 PM
Lunch Break
2:00 PM- 4:00 PM
Governance Strategies for Tobacco Harm Reduction- I (Gulmohar)


Dr. A. K. Khokhar, IIHMR Delhi


State Nodal Officer- West Bengal

Dr. Himanshu Tolani- IIHMR Delhi


Gender and Tobacco: A Missing Link in Tobacco Control Research, Policies and Programs? Dr. Pragati Hebbar, Assistant Director Research and DBT, IPH- Bengaluru

Young Change Agents in Rural India for a Tobacco Free Healthy Environment Mr. Rajashree Kadam, Trustee, Salaam Mumbai Foundation

A SWOT Analysis of the National Tobacco Control Program’s Institutional Framework in Three States of India

Dr. Shivangi Agarwal, Department of Community Medicine, School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Geographic Mapping for Assessment of Tobacco Cessation Need in Udupi District, Karnataka. An Exploratory Perspective.

Dr. Ramprasad Vasthare Prabhakar, Professor and Head Manipal College of Dental Sciences

Compliance with Health Warning Signs According to COTPA (Section 7,8,9) on Tobacco Products

Dr Sourabh Paul, Associate Professor, All India Institute of Medical Science, Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh

Compliance Assessment of Smoke-free Public Place legislations in two States of India: Telangana and Meghalaya

Mr. Rajeev Kumar, Project Coordinator- PGIMER, Chandigarh

Mapping Tobacco Industry Interference in Indian States over the three Decades: Need for a NationWide Policy Framework

Mr. Anand Kumar, Associate, Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

Digital interventions in Tobacco Control (Silver Oak)

Session Chair

Dr. B. M. Shrivastava, Ex State Nodal Officer NTCP, Madhya Pradesh


State Nodal Officer, Gujarat Tamil Nadu

Dr. Anandhi Ramachandran, Professor- IIHMR Delhi


Innovative Solutions for Offering Cessation

Dr. Pratima Murty, Director and Senior Professor of Psychiatry, NIMHANS

TMA - An App for Monitoring and Strengthening Enforcement Activity for COTPA and TOFEI


Mr. Ashish Singh Technical Advisor, Pahal Foundation

Tobacco Free Educational Institution (ToFEI) App by Salaam Mumbai Foundation – A sustainable digital solution

Ms. Kalpana Pillai, General Manager, Salaam Mumbai Foundation

Tobacco Industry and Front Groups in India: ‘You’re Being Watched!’

Dr. Shivam Kapoor, Vital Strategies

ECHO India Role in Health System Strengthening

Dr. Haresh Chandwani, General Manager-Projects,  ECHO India

Media and Tobacco Control (Jacaranda)

Session Chair

Prof. Sunetra Sen Narayan, Professor, Institute of Mass Communication


State Nodal Officer, Telangana

Dr. Divya Aggarwal -IIHMR Delhi


Role of Digital Media and Content Screening in Broadcasting on Television and OTT Platforms

Ms. Vishakhi Malik Director, Policy Advocacy Communication Programs India, Vital Strategies

Scientific Evidence Supporting Extension of Tobacco Free Film and TV Rules on OTT

Ms. Radhika Srivastava, Senior Director, HRIDAY

Extension of Tobacco Free Film Rules and TV Rules to OTT: Challenges in Implementation and Enforcement

Dr. Muralidhar Kulkarni, Professor, Community Medicine, Manipal Kasturba Medical College, Manipal

Role of Media in Tobacco Control

Mr. Binoy Mathew, Programme Manager- Communication- VHAI

4:00 PM- 5:30 PM
Open Papers: Oral Presentations (Gulmohar)

Session Chair

Dr. Satish Kumar, IIHMR Delhi


State Nodal Officer- Arunachal Pradesh

Dr. Pijush Kanti Khan, IIHMR Delhi


Anemia deficiency in Pregnancy and Barriers

Mr. Susan Samson, Director- Programs- Faith Foundation, Gujarat

Knowledge Co-production and Translation amongst Diverse Actors in Tobacco Control

Ms. Kranthi Vysyaraju, Education Officer, Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

Association of E-Cigarette Use with Respiratory Diseases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh, Scientist- E, ICMR- NICPR

A Study to Find out Various Enablers and Barriers for Tobacco Cessation Among Residents of a Resettlement Colony in Delhi During the Implementation of a Behaviour Modification Therapy for Tobacco Cessation

Dr. Richa Gautam, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, New Delhi

Observance of Tobacco Promotion and Sale Laws in Indian School Neighbourhoods

Mr. Syed Saif Alam, Mr.  Kunal Aute, PGDM Student- IIHMR Delhi

Open Papers: Oral Presentations (Silver Oak)

Session Chair

Dr. A. K. Agarwal, IIHMR Delhi


State Nodal Officer- Uttarakhand

Dr. Sumant Swain, IIHMR Delhi


Perceptions of School Teachers on Current Anti-Tobacco School-Based Education in Karnataka: A Qualitative Study

Ms. Priyanka Bantwal, Ph. D, Research Scholar

Harmful Effects of Tobacco: A Cross-Sectional Study on Awareness among Adults Residing in an Urbanised Village in Delhi

Dr. Aritrik Das, Senior Resident, PGIMER Chandigarh

Qualitative Exploration on Tobacco Control Implementation at Higher Educational Institutions in Delhi: Nodal Officers Perspectives

Dr. Radhika Gupta, National Resource Centre for Oral Health and Tobacco Cessation, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences

Tracking Trends of Tobacco Cessation and Treatment of Dependence among WHO Parties

Dr. Sudhir Tanwar, Scientist, ICMR- NICPR

Is Tobacco Ban the need of the Hour? An ESIC Tertiary care Hospital experience on Risk Factors and Management of Oral Cancer

Dr Suman Kharkwal, ESI Basaidarapur

Unveiling the Hidden Threats: Secondhand and Thirdhand Smoke’s Impact on Health – a Secondary Review

Ms. Kriti Sharma, PGDM Student- IIHMR Delhi

Panel Discussion on “Multi-sectoral Coordination for Tobacco Endgame in India” (Jacaranda)


Dr. Sonu Goel, Professor of Health Management, School of Public Health, PGIMER Chandigarh


Dr. Arpit Gupta, PGIMER Chandigarh


Dr. Pritam Dutta, Fellow, NIPFP, Delhi

Dr. Jospeh Emmanuel, Director (Academics), Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi*

Dr. Bhuwanesh Jain, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports*