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 is 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 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 by District Level Award from Roopnagar District and District Mohali for outstanding contribution to the society in field of tobacco control.
According to GATS (Global Adult Tobacco Survey, India, 2009-10) India is 274.9 million, with 163.7 million users of only smokeless tobacco, 68.9 million only smokers, and 42.3 million users of both smoking and smokeless tobacco. Ironically 5500 people mainly children
'World No Tobacco Day' observance brings worldwide awareness to the health risks associated with tobacco use, and reinforces the importance of effective strategies to reduce tobacco. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco
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
According to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) 2009-2010, 34.6% population in India is consuming tobacco and out of them 14% (110.2 Millions) are smokers. Five out of ten (52.3%) are exposed to second hand smoke at home and 29.0% at