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Implementation Manual of Tobacco-Free Educational Institutions (ToFEI)

Facts for Prelims (FFP)

 Context: The Ministry of Education launched the Implementation Manual of Tobacco-Free Educational Institutions (ToFEI) on World No Tobacco Day 2024 (May 31), in collaboration with the Socio-Economic and Educational Development Society (SEEDS).

Aligned with the theme “Protecting children from tobacco industry interference,” the manual aims to assist schools in adhering to ToFEI guidelines, creating a healthier environment, and empowering stakeholders to protect students from tobacco dangers. Event highlights include dignitaries taking an oath against tobacco use and participation from senior officials.

Initiatives to prevent tobacco consumption include the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), which was adopted in 2003 and includes measures such as price and tax increases, graphic warnings on packages, smoke-free public spaces, marketing bans, and support for quitting. MPOWER, introduced by WHO, provides technical measures corresponding to FCTC provisions. Additionally, the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in India aims to raise awareness, reduce production and supply, enforce regulations, assist with quitting, and implement WHO-recommended strategies.

Source: PIB