IIMT College of Pharmacy Greater Noida organised a Tobacco Awareness Programme in
association with District Tobacco Control Board under National Tobacco Control Programme on
9 th October, 2018 at the college Seminar Hall. Our Chief Guest Dr Amit Vikram, Additional
CMO G.B.Nagar and Honorable M.D. Shri Mayank Aggarwal inaugurated the program with the
lamp lightning ceremony Dr. Sumedha Kushwaha, Founder and General Secretary ATTAC
Society and Dr. Munisha Coordinator ATTAC were the Guest of honour.
Addressing the Students Dr. Amit Vikram reminded the students that Tobacco is the biggest
cause of preventable deaths in the world today and the youths are in majority to Tobacco
addiction. He sensitized the students on Tobacco addiction, diseases caused by it and measures to
be taken to curb this menace. He also encouraged the Director to take the initiative & necessary
measures in making the institution a Tobacco-free Campus. Booklets and fliers were distributed
to all the students.
Dr. Sumedha Kushwaha is a practicing anti tobacco specialist an important part of his job profile
is spreading the awareness of cancer amongst the students. The program was attended by the 200
students of Dept of Pharmacy and Dept of Engineering. The speaker elaborated on the reasons,
prevention and control. The discussion was informative and students actively participated. The
discussion ended with the extension of tobacco use to drug addiction.
The speaker would also be called for more awareness talks specially for the non teaching staff
and other students.
Progame was ended by the vote of thanks given by Dr Mallikarjuna BP Director Dept. of