Report of IMA National Cancer & Tobacco Control Committee

IMA National Cancer & Tobacco Control Committee

IMA National Cancer & Tobacco Control Committee under guidance of National President Dr. Jitendra B.Patel , HSG Dr. Narendra Saini & Chairmanship of Dr.Dilip Kumar Acharya conducted a number of programs, across the country, though-out the year.

WORLD CANCER DAY- 4th Feb.2014

An email with all the details about Cancer incidence, prevention & early detection was sent in late January/early February to all the CWC members, all state Presidents & secretaries. Many city branches conducted awareness programs, took out rallies, arranged talk/lectures in various public forums including school & colleges to create awareness and importance of early detection of cancer.

Many branches organized Cancer Camps to facilitate early detection of Cancer.


Cancer Detection Camps & Exhibition


Shri Shivraj Singhji Chouhan, Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, released the Anti tobacco folder made by IMA MP state, a day prior to world No Tobacco Day. He also released the pamphlet and cap to be distributed on WNTD. He appreciated the good work being done by IMA and stressed upon the need for more public campaigns.


Lecture on “Breast Cancer-Prevention & Early Detection” along with FOGSI.


Union Health Minister Shri Harshvardhan appreciated the good work being done by IMA in Tobacco control. Anti tobacco poster being shown by him during his talk.


A copy of many slogans, posters, etc. was sent by email to all leaders of IMA across the country, with details about the health hazards of tobacco. Many branches observed WNTD and sent their activity report and photos also.

IMA MP State-Almost 17 cities in Madhya Pradesh took out public awareness rallies on WNTD, many competitions were held, lectures in school, colleges were given.  IMA Indore, Dewas, Ujjain,Gwalior,Jabalpur, etc were the pioneers in the activities. IMA Indore;-“World No Tobacco Day” Rally-Flag Off By DIG Shri RakeshGupta.

IMA virudhunagar district branch celebrated  no smoking campaign at construction workers camp srivilliputtur on the eve of world no tobacco day; tobacco diseases,prevention awareness motivated.

IMA Chandrapur Maharashtra also organizes the programs on WNTD. PAP - Public Awareness Program at Civil Hospital Chandrapur on 31. 5.14.

Berhampur-Odisha:-The “World No Tobacco Day” observed in a Slum area of Berhampur (Pandava Nagar,Old Berhampur) on 31st May 2014 at 9am to 11am. A mass rally was organised with the help of local Anganwadi Centre and public. Then an awareness meeting was organised and bad effects of tobacco products were explained to the public. In this light pamphlets in English and Oriya were also distributed among the public.

 IMA Rajkot- organised poster competition with theme of tobacco and health. 
82 participants took part , two groups one 11 to 14 yr and 15 to 18 yr. 
Winners received certificates and momentos.

IMA TENALI branch A.P- distributed a bulletin regarding ''don''t smoke-protect your health'' to the public freely .

Talk to excise Dept. –Excise Commissioner Shri J.P.Mamgain was also present

Indian Institute of Management-Indore

 Anti Tobacco lecture along with Narcotics dept to trainees at Stadium,Indore.

Lecture in Family Physicians Association

Aakashwani-Radio talk on “Health Hazards of Tobacco” along with live Q & A Session.

BSNL Tobacco Talk-GM Mr. Pandey also present.

BSNL Tobacco Talk-GM Mr. Pandey also present.

Oral Cancer detection & Exhibition at Nagar Nigam on World No Tobacco Day

Lecture on Int. Day on Drug Abuse -Felicitated by Mayor of Indore.

Anti Tobacco lecture to school students at Manpur.

Anti Tobacco lecture to College students at Depalpur.

Anti Tobacco lecture to trainee Lady Police Officers.

Anti Tobacco lecture to trainee policemen.

Some Poster display, Presentation photos