VHAI's Resource Centre for Tobacco Free India (RCTFI) is a unique initiative to establish an exclusive, one-of-its-kind website on all tobacco information related to India. The main objectives of the website 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.
Our experiences root from a process of hard hitting campaign programmes through political and policy advocacy at the national and state levels, collation-building and networking with like minded groups, government agencies and law enforcers working on tobacco control; supporting institutionalization of the enforcement mechanism; capacity building of VHAI network, and to monitor and account for legislative violations at district and central level.
Objective & Purpose of the website
To create a participatory information network across the nation that helps knowledge sharing through latest updates of news and activities.
To disseminate information about the existing research and laws on tobacco and the violations that take place at the policy and grass-root levels.
What We Do
The Key Focus Areas in VHAI's Tobacco Control campaign are:
Coalition building and networking
Establishing national and state-level resource centres
Creation of comprehensive smoke-free environments
Working with the government for the effective implementation of COTPA
Monitoring and reporting of violations
Alternative livelihoods and other advocacy issues for bidi and tobacco workers