Coordination meeting for tobacco control in Wokha

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/22/2020 10:08:22 AM IST

Tobacco control cell, district level coordination committee, district level enforcement squad and flying squad, National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) Wokha conducted its quarterly meeting at DC’s chamber, Wokha on September 22.  

According to DIPR report, senior dental surgeon & DNO, NTCP Wokha, Dr. Daisy Ovung who recently took charge as the new nodal officer National Tobacco Control Programme, Wokha presented the quarterly report where she highlighted the activities undertaken from the month of April to September 2020. 
She said three IEC campaigns were conducted, price distribution for online poster painting competition, consultative meeting on tobacco prohibition and distribution of tobacco use & COVID-19 flyers on Independence Day.
Ovung also stated that to study the pattern of tobacco use among the youth, focus group discussion (FGD) was conducted with youth and adult community leaders where counselling to quit tobacco and pharmacotherapy were given to the participants. 
Enforcement drive around schools and colleges was also carried out on September 11, where 15 defaulters were penalized for violation of COTPA under section 6 (B). Anti-tobacco advocacy campaign was also conducted in two villages.
She also highlighted the up-coming events like advocacy programme in collaboration with Social Welfare department at Chukitong, 5 sessions of FGD with tobacco users in five colonies, 5 trainings with PRI/Teachers and NGOs and enforcement activities.

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