Tobacco products are easily available at every nook and corner. Easy availability is causing an increased use of tobacco and tobacco related products among all sections of the society. The harmful effects of tobacco are not unknown and therefore there is an urgent need to decrease the use of tobacco.
So, one of the important steps taken towards this is vendor mapping in various states with support from network of state partners.
Another effort of Consumer VOICE is sensitization of stakeholders through evidence based data to have laws to facilitate selling of tobacco through licensed shops so that one can put a curb on the mushrooming of tobacco stores everywhere.
Consumer VOICE is also working towards tobacco intervention focused on youth and children.
Shops authorized for selling tobacco products cannot sell any non-tobacco products such as toffees, candies, chips, biscuits, soft drinks, etc., which are essentially meant for non-user, especially children.
It is also ensuring no tobacco shops within 100 yards of any educational institution.
Sensitization of various stakeholders such as media, consumers and people working for the social cause through educational workshops and events.