Kohima district level consultative meeting on Tobacco Control Laws (DCL) on February 16 at DC’s office chamber under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Beiu Angami decided to organize marathon for students.
After reviewing the last meeting minutes, the committee deliberated on organising a marathon for school students for ‘No Tobacco Day’ to create awareness on the issue.
As and when necessary sanctions are released the committee also decided to organise essay competition on the same topic.
The meeting decided that the DC Kohima would issue a circular to all district officers, private schools and institutions to put up anti-smoking signage. It also recommended that all hotel/restaurants should put up anti-smoking signage for which the Municipal Council would issue necessary orders and specifications.
According to an official bulletin, the meeting further discussed on implementation on the Tobacco Control Act in the state which is applicable to all products containing tobacco in any form including cigarettes, cigars, cheroots, bidis, gutkas, pan masala, khaini, mawa mishri and snuff as detailed in the schedule to the Act.
Joint director, Health & Family Welfare, Dr. N. Savino later gave a power point presentation on the burdens of tobacco and its ill effects.