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  • A series of advocacy sessions on Tobacco Industry Impact on Public Health and Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) Article 5.3 targeting the university undergraduates in Sri Lanka was initiated on 23rd June 2019. The first session, held at the training room of the Alcohol and Drug Informat... [read more]
  • World Health Organization (WHO) has declared every year 31st of May as the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The main aim of this campaign is to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure. This year the theme of the WNTD is "tobacco and lung health", h... [read more]
  • Tobacco Unmasked is the official information portal of the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) based on a MediaWiki platform. It contains evidence based information on the tobacco industry, with detailed profiles of tobacco companies relevant to Sri Lanka and their employees. TobaccoUnamsked website ... [read more]
  • The Union World Conference on Lung Health is the largest assembly of activists, policy makers, researchers and community advocates on lung health. Tobacco control is one of the major fields covered by the conference. The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health was held from 24 to 27 October 2018 ... [read more]
  • The Call-to-Action video created in Sinhala, Tamil and English languages and shared via social media, contains a request to the general public to inform CCT about tobacco industry activities and interference in public health policies and actions.
  • The official launch of the Call-to-Action video produced by the Centre for Combating Tobacco (CCT) was held on 29th July 2018 at Hotel Galadari, Colombo in parallel to the 131st Anniversary Annual International Medical Congress of the Sri Lanka Medical Association. The launch was done by Dr. Palitha... [read more]