State Anti Tobacco Cell (SATC) Profile
Karnataka State Anti Tobacco Cell (SATC) has been established in the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare services. The SATC is responsible for overall planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the different activities, and achievement of targets planned under the National Tobacco Control Programme in the State.
State Anti Tobacco Cell is headed by Secretary, Health & Family Welfare Services and is functioning under the guidance of Joint Director (Medical) who is the State Nodal Officer, National Tobacco Control Program.
The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) under Bloomberg Initiatives, To Reduce Tobacco Use is providing technical and financial support to Government of Karnataka through a grants program.
About Project Effective Implementation of Tobacco Control Laws in Karnataka by Capacity Building and Monitoring:
State Anti Tobacco Cell, Karnataka, is implementing the project called “Effective Implementation of Tobacco Control Laws in Karnataka by Capacity Building and Monitoring” with the technical support from International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) under Bloomberg Initiative Funding. This project is being implemented in Karnataka from February 2013.This project seeks the strengthening implementation mechanism and effective monitoring of Tobacco control laws in Karnataka through an inter-sectoral co-ordination approach and to expand NTCP activities at block level.
The goal of this project is to facilitate effective implementation of the Tobacco Control Laws in state and to bring about greater awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco use among masses.