Webinar on ‘The impact of Covid 19 on tobacco users’

The webinar for the volunteers students of the National Service Scheme of North East India aims at helping them become change agents in their local own settings

Various studies from across the globe have shown that tobacco use and smoking in particular is a risk factor for Covid 19. Smokers who contract Covid 19 have been shown to have severe symptoms as a result of their impaired lung function and often compromised immune systems.

The pandemic presents an opportunity to step up tobacco control efforts. It is important to heighten information sharing to the people to counter the tobacco industry and broaden understanding of the link between tobacco user and Covid 19 infection.

To aide this process, on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, Assam Cancer Care Foundation and State Tobacco Control Cell, Assam, is hosting a webinar for the volunteer students of National Service Scheme of North East India. We believe the volunteers will become change agents in their local own settings.

When: May 31, 2020 from 10:30AM to 11:30AM
Webinar participants
Moderated by Dr. Kunal Oswal, Public Health Leader (Cancer Care), Tata Trusts

Dr. Paul Sebastian
Head of Cancer Prevention Programmes, Tata Trusts
Dr. Rajiv Pathni
Head of Operations, Assam Cancer Care Foundation
Dr. Arundhati Deka
State Programme Officer, State Tobacco Control Cell, Assam
Mr. Dipak Kumar
Regional Director, Nationals Service Scheme, North East India