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DNSU conducts surprise checking

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/16/2019 12:08:06 PM IST

In its efforts to reduce tobacco consumption among the youths, especially among the students, the Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) conducted surprise-checking on shops as part of its first phase of action.

In a press release member of District Anti-Tobacco Squad, & secretary Education & Statistics of DNSU, Tenyebinlo Himb stated that the team conducted surprise checking of shops and seized tobacco products were burnt and disposed in the presence of team leader, DATS and nodal officer, NTCP at the DMC dumping site, Sunrise Colony, Burma Camp on April 16.
T. Tsenpemo Kikon, assistant commissioner of Police (ACP) HQ Dimapur and team leader of District Anti-Tobacco Squad (DATS) lamented that despite of repeated warnings many vendors continue to sell tobacco products near educational institutions which he severely reprimanded and warned of punishment with punitive action as prescribed by law.
Further, Dr. C. Tetseo, nodal officer, National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) emphasised upon the COTPA Act 2013 under section 6 a & b and said that Tobacco was the biggest threat to the society.
DATS and DNSU will continue to conduct surprise checking and appealed to all to extend unflinching support and cooperation.
 

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