Tobacco Free Coimbatore

Tobacco – the leading cause of avoidable mortality in India

The initiative’s objective is to promote public awareness about the risks of tobacco use by encouraging citizen mobilisation at all levels of society. Every day, about 3500 Indians die as a result of tobacco use.

The TFC campaign was launched on May 31, 2017, on “World No Tobacco Day.” CCF collaborated with the NCC and eventually established partnerships with 13 colleges within Coimbatore city limits, where NCC students were taught and the TFC project was carried out in four phases.

Colleges that regularly associate with us:
  • PSG College of Arts and Science
  • Karpagam Academy of Higher Education
  • VLB Janakiammal College of Arts and Science
  • Bishop Appasamy College of Arts and Science
  • Sri Ramakrishna College of Arts and Science
  • Sri Krishna Polytechnic College
  • PSG College of Technology

CCF offers tobacco cessation counselling to patients in cancer units as well as those referred to us. They were provided a tailored quitting strategy as well as supportive care. Nicogum and other medicines recommended by the expert also help people maintain their abstinence.