UT’s Strategies for Establishing “Smoke-Free University” Acclaimed by WHO Representatives and National Tobacco Control Organization

06 September 2021 | 23:15 Code : 20281 News CSR/CER
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UT PR: In their visit to the University of Tehran, Dr. Mansour Ranjbar, General Director of the WHO Office for Non-Contagious Diseases and Mental Health, and Dr. Behzad Vali Zadeh, Head of the National Tobacco Control Secretariat, acclaimed the execution of UT’s plans for establishing a “Smoke-Free University”.
UT’s Strategies for Establishing “Smoke-Free University” Acclaimed by WHO Representatives and National Tobacco Control Organization

Throughout this visit, Dr. Ranjbar met with Mr. Hamid Peyravi, Head of the UT Counseling Center and Chair of the “Counsel and Treatment” Committee on Smoke-Free University, and Dr. Abbas Ghanbari Baghestan, General Director of the UT Office for Public Relations and Chair of the “Information and Media” Committee. 

Upon being apprised of the measures adopted to implement the plans for founding a smoke-free campus, Dr. Ranjbar acknowledged the distinctiveness of the University’s strategies for creative ideation and discourse production regarding the adverse effects of tobacco consumption.

As he indicated, the plan has been well-received by WHO, and after a number of small steps, WHO will grant its official approval of the project. This approval will render the University of Tehran the first university in Iran and Western Asia officially designated as a “Smoke-Free University”.
 

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