NCDs are the leading killers worldwide causing two out of every three deaths. These diseases were responsible for 38 million (68%) of the world’s 56 million deaths in 2012. More than 40% of them (16 million) were premature deaths under age 70 years.
VHAI's journey on tobacco has been long and distinct. The main objectives is to use VHAI's strong base and experience of anti-tobacco campaigns and its state level networks to share resources and learnings and support all the tobacco control campaigns across the various settings.
The socio-economic environment of individuals, risk factors for NCDs have become widespread. Market liberalization and agricultural subsidies have made unhealthy products easily available at reduced prices, which are causing negative health outcomes.