Strengthening bio-chemical, research, policy, capacity building and cessation support to advance smokeless tobacco control in India

Strengthening bio-chemical, research, policy, capacity building and cessation support to advance smokeless tobacco control in India

About us:

 Global experts working on smokeless tobacco (SLT) control has recommended several steps in line with the provisions of the WHO FCTC and beyond to achieve the SLT control targets during the inter-country meeting on SLT organized by the WHO-FCTC Global Knowledge Hub on Smokeless Tobacco in August 2017.Given the extent and multiple faces of the SLT use epidemic in the country, the need of the hour is to undertake a holistic approach in dealing with the problem that includes action not only on the current evidence base but also informing the existing science to advance further policy actions to effectively curb the menace in the country. Hence, the aim of this task force project is to better understanding of the microbiology, chemistry and behavioral aspects of using SLT products needs to be studied.

Aim: To create a robust SLT control regime in India by undertaking research, cessation, capacity building, policy action that is based on scientific evidence.

Objectives:

  1. Focus Area-1: Microbiology of SLT Products
  2. Focus Area-2: Chemistry of SLT Products
  3. Focus Area-3: Cessation Support for SLT Users
  4. Focus Areas-4: Capacity Building on Effective SLT Control

Funder: ICMR

Duration of the Project:5years

Principle investigator:

Director,  ICMR-NICPR

Co-Principle investigator:

Dr.Mausumi Bhardwaj, Scientist-g & co-ordinator, Molecular Biology Group,ICMR-NICPR

Co-Investigator(s):

  • Roopa Hariprasad,Scientist -E,Divison of Clinical Oncology,ICMR-NICPR
  • Prashant Kumar Singh, Scientist -D, ICMR-NICPR
  • Anuj Kumar, Scientist -B, ICMR-NICPR