Generation Saviour Association was founded by Ms. Amteshwer Kaur in the year 1996, in times when resources and initiatives were minimum in the field of Tobacco Control. The founder was a practising lawyer in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, with her first case being Public Interest Litigation to ban smoking in public places, as a result of which, a notice to Central and State Governments were issued. With the passing years, the army against smoking and tobacco grew stronger with addition of various patrons from fields like Education, Administration and Judiciary. The founder has been honoured with a  District Level Award by the districts of Roopnagar and Mohali for an outstanding contribution to the society in field of tobacco control.

Tricity unites to start Licensing System for sale of Tobacco Products

A workshop was organised at Municipal Corporation Office, Mohali to introduce a licensing system for the sale of tobacco products in the Tricity. High officials from the city of Mohali, Chandigarh and Panchkula took part in the workshop that was

Release of GATS-2 Factsheet in Haryana

GATS-2 (Global Adult Tobacco Survey) 2016-17 fact sheet of Haryana was released by Hon’ble Shri Anil Vij, Health Minster of Haryana on 26 July at Haryana Civil Secretariat, Chandigarh with the support of GSA. During the event, representatives from various

GSA fights Child Obesity

The number of obese children is rising at an alarming rate globally. GSA has taken up the initiative to educate the school students of the perils of obesity and the long term impact it has on our health. The students

Sensitization Workshop cum Review Meeting of State Level Coordination Committee, Haryana

A sensitization workshop cum review meeting of State Level Coordination Committee, Haryana was held on April 12, 2018 at Mini Secretariat, Sector 17, Chandigarh. The agenda of the workshop was to bring together all the stakeholders of Tobacco Control in

Celebration of World No Tobacco Day, 2018

The marking of World No Tobacco Day draws global attention towards the social and health menace caused by Tobacco consumption. The objective of the stakeholders working towards Tobacco Control is to generate awareness towards the adverse effects that tobacco has

Making Haryana a ‘Tobacco Free State’

According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey, 2009-10 23.7% adults in Haryana using tobacco in any form and among them 22.7% are daily tobacco users. Average age of daily initiation of tobacco use in the state is 18.5 years in adults