Implementation of the Uttarakhand Tobacco Free Initiative in Schools, India, 2016
IMPLEMENTATION EVALUATION — Volume 18 — July 29, 2021
Figure 1. Mentions of anti-tobacco activities carried out as part of Uttarakhand Tobacco Free Initiative as reported by 71 survey respondents among school principals and teacher–champions, India, 2016. Champions were non–tobacco-consuming teachers nominated by each school.
|Type of activity||Principals||Champions|
|Tobacco cessation among tobacco users||10||10|
|Tobacco prevention messaging||12||10|
|Anti-tobacco community marches||16||8|
|Student speeches and tobacco prevention drawing competitions||40||23|
Figure 2. Attitudes toward Uttarakhand Tobacco Free Initiative (UTFI) among principals and teacher–champions (non–tobacco-consuming teachers), India, 2016. Responses were collected on a Likert scale with answers ranging from 1 to 5: 1, strongly agree; 2, agree; 3, neutral; 4, disagree; and 5, strongly disagree. For analysis and reporting, responses were aggregated in 2 categories: agree (strongly agree and agree) and neutral/disagree (neutral, disagree, and strongly disagree).
|Due to the UTFI, fewer places around school carry tobacco products||65||69|
|Anti-tobacco messages are part of the morning prayers in my school||93||89|
|Students are very committed to the UTFI||93||96|
|Students receive information about the dangers of tobacco use||93||92|
|The UTFI is well implemented in my school||93||92|
|Students are active in tobacco use prevention/cessation activities||93||89|
|The whole school community is involved in the UTFI||95||89|
|UTFI is strongly supported by the school||98||100|
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