Global Adult Tobacco Study 2 - India Report Dissemination

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Karnataka Workshop:

GATS -2 Karnataka fact sheet was released by Sri. N H Shivashankara Reddy,Deputy Speaker, Karnataka Legislative Assembly on 11 Jan 2018 at Vidhana Soudha. Dignitaries MLA Mr. K S Manjunatha Gowda, MLA Arabail Shivaram Hebbar, MLA Narayanagowda, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and family welfare Mr Ajay Seth, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development Mr Mahendra Jain, Mr. Manoj Kumar Meena, Commissioner - Health and Family Welfare Department and Prof. Sivakami Mutusamy from Tata Institute of Social Science(TISS), Mumbai were present. Public health experts, Voice of Tobacco Victims and Members of State antitobacco cell also participated.

Deputy speaker Sri. Shivashankara Reddy released the report and addressed the gathering and Prof. Sivakami Mutusamy from TISS, Mumbai presented the GATS-2 Karnataka report. Media was also invited to cover the event. Around 30 journalists were present and covered the event.

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Rajasthan Workshop:

"Overall tobacco use by adults has declined in Rajasthan in last 5 years, as per GATS survey report."

The number of smokers in Rajasthan is more than the national average, but the overall tobacco use by adults has declined in the state over the past more than five years, revealed Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS 2) 2016-17.

Health minister Kali Charan Saraf, economic adviser to the ministry of health and family welfare Arun Kumar Jha, principal secretary, health, Veenu Gupta, health secretary and National Health Mission chief Naveen Jain, and World Health Organisation’s Vineet Munish Gil released the results of the Rajasthan survey on Monday.

GATS was conducted under the stewardship of the union ministry of health & family welfare (MOH&FW) with technical assistance from WHO, Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

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