These kiosks will be inaugurated on Auto Brake Hose Suppliers 29th May in all 6 cities.”Shri S J Chander, Convener, Consortium Tobacco-Free Karnataka,said “One million signature campaign will be launched by Consortium for this WNTD. The cigarettes he smoked not only caused him an heart attack which led him to death but it also took away my voice which is my birth right. It is my personal experience; believe me, tobacco in not only dangerous to its consumers but also to those around them”. This has been planned for 3 days, in 6 major cities Bengaluru, Mysuru, Ballari, Davanagere, Tumkur and Mangaluru.
It is necessary that Designated Smoking Areas must be removed as most of the facilities providing this do not follow the norms as specified by the law and put non-smokers at risk. Nalini Satyanarayana said “I never consumed tobacco directly in any form, my husband was a smoker. She added.”To spread more awareness about the risks associated with tobacco use Consortium for Tobacco-free Karnataka has also planned to launch an information kiosk at public places which are crowded and has high footfall.”Speaking on this occasion Second hand smoke victim Smt.
Public can download this unique app from play store and report any COTPA violation using this app. This will help in more public participation in curbing the tobacco menace and to achieve Tobacco-free city tag for all cities.Shri Dhananjay K V, Senior Supreme Court Advocate, said,“We are at a historical moment where we are supporting the central govt to uphold the 85% pack warning implemented by the GoI. This campaign aims to collect 10 lakh signatures from public demanding strict regulation policy on the sale of tobacco products and demanding for the removal of ‘Smoking Zones’ in restaurants and bars across the state. The violation report will be sent to the respective jurisdiction’s enforcing officers for the actions. The recent GATS II has proved that 85% PW is extremely effectively and is like having a doctor present in the tobacco vending shops increasing awareness on the harms and reduce promotion of tobacco consumption. Also, a specially developed mobile app will be launched in all 6 cities