Tobacco Control

Tobacco control

NCHP is the responsible national focal point on tobacco control program in Cambodia. With the leadership of the Government and the Ministry of Health, coupled with multi-disciplinary collaboration, NCHP has outstanding achievements in tobacco control. Major achievements included:

  • Reducing tobacco consumption prevalence from 48.98 % in 2005 to 43.3% in 2010 among male adults, and from 20.3% in 2005 to 17.2% in 2010 among female adults.
  • Ratification of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in 2005
  • Banning usage, sales, circulation, exports and imports of SISHA and e-cigarette
  • Productive functioning as head of the FCTC Secretariat
  • Effective functioning as the Secretariat of the Inter Ministerial Committee on Tobacco Education and Eradication
  • Developing and monitoring the compliance with legislation on health warnings
  • Developing and monitoring the compliance with sub-decree on comprehensive ban of tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship
  • Developing and monitoring the compliance with proclamation of smoke-free public places
  • Developing and implementing five-year strategic plan on tobacco control in Cambodia, 2011-2015
  • Establishing smoke-free public places of 850 locations, particular in schools and health facilities
  • Conducting behavioral change communications on tobacco harms to the public and community members
  • Conducting launching community campaign on harmful of tobacco use, to promote awareness of community people in Kampong Chhnang provinces on harmful use of tobacco use including second-hand smoke.
  • Conducting  workshop on smoke free policy to promote awareness on harmful of tobacco use and to establish smoke free workplace
  • Conducting workshop on harmful use of tobacco and in-door smoke-free declaration for public and private health facilities, public and private education facilities, hotels and restaurants in Kampong Chhnang Provincial Town, with 2,146 participants
  • Conducting tobacco session and  counseling to smokers and tuberculosis patients
  • Conducting capacity building in tobacco health education and counseling. The training on quit smoking counseling 38 courses = 798 training hours with 955 participants.
  • Collaborating with the Ministry of Economy and Finance to increase tobacco taxation
  • Hosting and chairing the 4h ASEAN Meeting on Tobacco Control Focal Point, Seam Reap 2013
  • Conducting tobacco-related social research and health care cost attributed to tobacco consumption
  • Requesting to governors of provinces and city to monitor the implementation of the two sub-decree on health warning and on ban of tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship
  • Issuing warning letters to order tobacco companies to remove billboard, poster, pictures, leaflet displayed by the tobacco company in order to advertise tobacco products
  • Sending letters to local tobacco producers, tobacco wholesalers, and retailers as well as importers of tobacco products ordering them to abide with the two sub-decrees on health warnings and ban of tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship