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All our implementers, academicians and stakeholder will have access to relevant information through the E-RCTC that serves as a one-point reference centre.

Dr Rana J Singh Deputy Regional Director, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease




This is one of the best compilations of tobacco control resources in the country presently available to anybody, including students, advocates and researchers

Dr Rakesh Gupta Deputy Director, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of Punjab




It’s a unique initiative that will immensely help the people implementing tobacco control programme at the grassroots level

Mr. Deepak Mishra Executive Director, SEEDS, New Delhi




The E-RCTC will play a pivotal role in capacity building that will facilitate better implementation of tobacco control initiatives

Dr Amit Yadav Senior Technical Advisor – Tobacco Control International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)




It will help in the implementation of tobacco control laws and programmes

Dr Gopal Chauhan State Nodal Officer, NTCP, Himachal Pradesh




E-RCTC intend to catalyze tobacco control activities in the country and foster multi-sectoral convergence between organizations for 'Tobacco Free India ' . This will help government, academia and nongovernment sectors to effectively implement tobacco control initiatives.

Dr. Sonu Goel Director E-RCTC, Professor, DCM & SPH, PGIMER Chandigarh




E-RCTC is helpful in increasing our knowledge and understanding on the recent trends in tobacco control. It is an effective means to reach policymakers and also strengthen our network in the state, including implementors..

Mukesh Kumar Sinha Executive Director Madhya Pradesh Voluntary Health Association




E- RCTC is unique in many ways and my experience is that it gives almost all the information needed for tobacco control activities with immense collection of notifications, guidelines etc. This is very helpful, especially for a state which is starting to implement tobacco control programmes. I hope that E-RCTC continues to serve very useful resources for all stakeholders in the country and globally as well.

Dr Rakesh Gupta MS, FAIS Global Consultant- NCDs Control (Cancer & Tobacco) and Formerly Surgical Oncologist




Information is power. To get a comprehensive centre like EResource Centre for Tobacco Control (E-RCTC), is a luxury for program Managers, Researchers, Policy makers and other Stakeholders. This one-stop information centre on tobacco control initiated by PGIMER (Chandigarh) and The UNION (SEA) is a very welcome step and need of the hour. I wish researchers from various parts of the country and across the globe utilize the information provided in the resource centre for public health advocacy, policy formulation, implementation of best practices and information dissemination in the area of tobacco control.

Dr. Sitanshu Kar School of Public Health, PGIMER & Additional Prof. of Preventive & Social Medicine, Associate Dean (Research), JIPMER, Puducherry




Tobacco consumption is assuming a bigger threat to the people’s health. It is not only behaviour change which can prevent the ill effects of tobacco but also good advocacy with the various stakeholders can help in meeting this challenge. Policy makers, planners and managers also require evidences for better decision making. E-RCTC can bridge this gap can help in efforts of mitigating the effect of tobacco.

Dr. A.M. Kadri Secretary General, IAPSM




The E-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (ERCTC), an initiative by Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh provides all relevant information related to tobacco control under one roof. The E-RCTC showcases a repository of latest orders, circulars, notifications & many others that are being released from time to time both by the state and central governments to curb the tobacco menace. The E-RCTC would also help counter the misleading facts on tobacco control which exist on various web engines

Shri Mangal Panday Hon'ble Health Minister, Govt of Bihar




The E-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (ERCTC), an initiative by Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh provides all relevant information related to tobacco control under one roof. The E-RCTC showcases a repository of latest orders, circulars, notifications & many others that are being released from time to time both by the state and central governments to curb the tobacco menace. The E-RCTC would also help counter the misleading facts on tobacco control which exist on various web engines

Prof. K. Srinath Reddy President, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), New Delhi




Tobacco Control needs to be taken up as a social movement and an all-government approach. The control efforts made by various stakeholders need to be concerted and well-orchestrated for logical results for an ultimate tobacco endgame in this world. This journey would need information, data, research studies, best-practices etc under a roof. If you are looking for one such source, please look at the www.rctcpgi.org. I congratulate PGIMER, Chandigarh and the Union for this good initiative Let us all populate this source with richer information for action.

Dr. L. Swasticharan MD MPH Chief Medical Officer National Tobacco Control Programme and National Oral Health Programme, MoHFW, New Delhi




E-RCTC is a first of its kind initiative in India, where, on one platform, one can access all the updates on Tobacco Control activities in India. It serves as a focal point for a broad range of research, education and public service activities regarding tobacco control in India. This platform will provide immense help to policy makers and implementers.

Dr. Vimala Thomas Professor and Head, Department of Community Medicine Gandhi Medical Collegei




The E-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (E-RCTC) provides tobacco control researchers, advocates and policy makers with the relevant and updated information related to tobacco control. Joint efforts of PGIMER, Chandigarh and The Union (SEA), have provided this wonderful source of information. E-RCTC should become the go-to platform for accessing information, data, research or best-case practices regarding tobacco control..

Mr. Sanjay Seth Trustee and Head of Tobacco Control, Sambandh Health Foundation, Gurgaon




E-RCTC is a first of its kind that serves as a one-point reference cent re where program Managers , Researchers, Policymakers and other stakeholders can have access to relevant information about Tobacco Control activities. This is one of the best compilations of updated tobacco control resources in the country.

Dr. Ajit Kumar Mohanty Government of Odisha Director, Public Health




Passion, Persistence and Per severance des c r ibes succinctly the efforts of Professor Sonu Goel to take the initiative of Tobacco Control from Road to Policy.For researchers, academicians, implementors and policy making bodies, consolidated Digital Resource Centre would be helpful. Best Wishes.

Dr Arun K Aggarwal Professor, Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health PGIMER Chandigarh




E- RCTC is unique in many ways and my experience is that it gives almost all the information needed for tobacco control activities with immense collection of notifications, guidelines etc. This is very helpful, especially for a state which is starting to implement tobacco control programmes. I hope that E-RCTC continues to serve very useful resources for all stakeholders in the country and globally as well.

Dr Star Pala Professor Department of Community Medicine, NEIGRIHMS, Shillong




I am pleased to see that the E-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (E-RCTC) is progressing very well. There is a need in India to identify the gaps in knowledge and capacity for implementing and tobacco control policies. The E_RCTC is addressing that need; providing the best possible information and resources to help establish and strengthen WHO FCTC and MPOWER implementation in India. It is The Union’s hope that the E-RCTC will also be useful for other countries of the region with high rates of tobacco use.

Dr Gan Quan Director-Tobacco Control Department International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)




PGIMER’s E-Resource Centre is a storehouse of knowledge about tobacco control. To see it being used so broadly is a testimony to that. Its website is a great boon to professionals, offering a quick and easy way to find information on all aspects of tobacco control.

Dr. Mira B Aghi Behavioural Scientist, Communication Expert




The need for a resource centre for tobacco control ir very essential, especially for states like Meghalaya where tobacco control initiatives are at a very initial stage. Through RCTC we will be fed with valuable information/updates which will help us in the effective implementation of tobacco control in our state.

Dr. Lana E Nongbri Lyngdoh State Nodal Officer, NTCP, Meghalaya




The website www.rctcpgi.org is going to be one stop destination for health practitionars, academia and researcher working in the field of tobacco control. The unique initiative should be gainfully utilized and shared without any hesitation among all stakeholders for optimal use. I am sure students, researchers and practitionars shall find the resources available resources handy.

Dr. Binod Patro Additional Professor Department of Community Medicine and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar.




For quite sometime there was a need felt to have one-stop window for all information on tobacco control. The E-RCTC greatly fills this gap for the country. We at NICPR and the WHO FCTC Global Knowledge hub on Smokeless Tobacco remains committed to contribute, share and use the information from this unique platform.

Prof. Ravi Mehrotra Director, ICMR-National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research




The E-RCTC is a unique platform from where we can fetch all the information related to tobacco control activities in India. It will immensely help the programming officers, academicians, researchers and other stakeholders by providing correct, reliable information and facts about tobacco control. It will also help in the implementation of tobacco control laws and programmes, and curb the menance of tobacco use.

Dr. Nirlep Kaur State Programme officer, NTCP, Punjab




The E-RCTC is an inmitable initiative for all those who are associated with this cause. This forum provides updated and authenticated information in advancing tobacco control inititatives across the country. It is the first point of reference as instatnt support to poilicymakers and program implementers

Govind Kumar Tripathi Technical Advisor (NTCP) International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union)




The E-RCTC will ensure all relevant information, national and state level orders and technical resources on tobacco control could be accessed by common people, in general, and tobacco control advocates, in particular. This resource centre will also help the policymakers in decision making.

Mr. Nirmalaya Mukherjeet Director MANT




The E-RCTC is a great value addition to the current available information on tobacco control. Kudos to Dr. Sonu Goel in leading this initiative with vision, passion, and perseverance. So much is happening under National Tobacco Control Programme around the country that one needs a platform to fully comprehend it and learn from the experiences, and E-RCTC is surely the perfect place.

Mr. Narender Kumar Principal Consultant State Policy Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Delhi




The team at PGIMER has done a great job of collating and regularly updating the content on E-RCTC. I hope this will also grow into a repository of relevant academic research in the area of tobacco control in India to become a one-stop resource for researchers, civil society organizations, and policymakers to access tobacco control-related content in India.

Dr Rijo M John PhD Economist & Public Health Policy Analyst Kochi - Kerala - India




The USP of E-RCTC is on being the one-stop reference point for all the updates on tobacco control activities and initiatives. It is commendable of the Editorial team to collate information from across the country and making it easily accessible for researchers, policymakers, government and non-government TC advocates.

Tshering D Bhutia Vice President – Preventive Health & Nutrition Salaam Bombay Foundation, Mumbai




E-RCTC is a resource centre which provides complete information about prevention and control of tobacco on one single platform. This helps the policy makers, programme managers, academic institutions, governmental and nongovernment organizations in implementing tobacco control initiatives including capacity building and research.

Dr Suneela Garg National President Elect IAPSM Professor of Excellence, Director Professor HAG, Ex Head (CM) Sub Dean, Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi




This E-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (E-RCTC) has given an unique opportunity as a resource pool for providing necessary information on tobacco control themes and activities from across the India. Indeed, such a knowledge based resource centre would definitely helpful for researchers, academicians, implementors, policy making bodies and stakeholders. Realising the health implications of tobacco use, it is pertinent to stop initiation at early age for a tobacco free future generation and well-being of people. This e-platform would certainly help the youths to work for the cause. Best wishes for more success.

Dr. Surekha Sundari Swain, Deputy Secretary-cum-NSS Coordinator, Higher Education Department, Government of Odisha




A great initiative to pool all resources for tobacco control in India in a unified platform. Thanks to the vision of the anti-tobacco champions across India for this concerted effort to bring information closer to people, a big step in the fight against tobacco. Best wishes!.

Dr. Sonali Sarkar, Additional Professor and Head, Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, JIPMER, Puducherry




Good informative Booklet and awareness programs were well covered from different parts of the country. Really appreciate the great efforts of the people involved in Tobacco control activities. These activities will have a great impact towards Tobacco free society.

Mr. Vijay Kumar Deputy food Controller Food and Safety Department Government of Telangana




The E-Resource Centre for Tobacco Control (E-RCTC) is a joint initiative of PGIMER, Chandigarh and The Union (SEA), has given an unique opportunity as a resource hub in a s ingle learning platform for providing necessary information on tobacco control themes and activities. Such a knowledge based resource centre would definitely helpful for researchers, academicians, implementors, policy making bodies and stakeholders. Best wishes for more success.

Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Satpathy Director NCD and State Nodal Officer - NTCP, Odisha