Tobacco cessation clinics in India

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Tobacco Cessation Clinic is an initiative by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health of India. Tobacco cessation activities formally began with the opening of 13 tobacco cessation clinics in Anand, Bhopal, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Cuttack, Delhi (2), Goa, Jaipur, Lucknow, Mumbai, and Patna in 2002. Tobacco cessation clinics were renamed to tobacco cessation centers in 2005. Five more tobacco cessation centers were established in Mizoram, Guwahati, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Trivandrum, which makes a total of 18 centers.

The services offered at the clinic include individual intervention in the form of behavioral counseling, medication, and nicotine replacement therapy. The centers also intend to create awareness among the general public about the negative effects of tobacco and about tobacco cessation through awareness programs, exhibitions training programs on tobacco cessation for various professionals, and information booklets and manuals aimed at specific groups of the population.

The Tobacco Cessation Clinic Resource Center (TCCRC), which is functioning in the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, (NIMHANS), Bangalore, is the national coordinating center for all the TCCs. The center in Bangalore runs an out patient clinic twice a week (Saturdays and Mondays) in the de-addiction OP section of the NIMHANS.


Center Place State
Shree Krishna hospital and PSM college Anand Gujarat
National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS) Bangalore Karnataka
Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital & Research Centre Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
PGIMER Chandigarh Chandigarh
Cancer Institute (Adyar Cancer Institute) Chennai Tamil Nadu
A.H. Regional Cancer Centre Cuttack Orissa
Institute of Human Behaviour & Allied Sciences (IHBAS) Dilshad Garden Delhi
Vallabhbhai Patel Chest Institute University Of Delhi Delhi
Vaidya Hospital Panaji Goa
Bhagwan Mahaveer Cancer Hospital & Research Center Jaipur Rajasthan
King George’s Medical College Lucknow Uttar Pradesh
Tata Memorial Hospital Mumbai Maharashtra
Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology Patna Bihar
Directorate of Hospital and Medical Education Aiswal Mizoram
Dr. Bhubaneswar Borooh Cancer Institute

( Regional Institute for Treatment and Research)

Guwahati Assam
MNJ institute of Oncology and Regional Cancer Center Hyderabad Telangana
Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute Kolkata West Bengal
Regional Cancer Centre, Thiruvananthapuram Thiruvananthapuram Kerala


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