The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on 5 September 2013 announced former Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid as brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign. The national anti-tobacco control campaign has to continue till it achieves desired results.
It shows that India is committed towards tobacco control. World Health Assembly aims a target of 30 per cent relative reduction in tobacco use by 2025.
With support from the MoHFW and World Health Organisation, Public Health Foundation of India and Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth organised the International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco from 10 September to 12 September 2013. Nearly 500 participants from over 50 nations participated in fighting the global tobacco epidemic.
Who: Rahul Dravid
When: 5 September 2013