Sixteen tobacco sellers penalized at NHAK

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 3/24/2019 12:03:35 PM IST

The Anti-Tobacco Squad of Kohima inspected shops inside Naga Hospital Authority Kohima (NHAK) campus on March 22.

The inspection was a part of the squad’s efforts to enforce the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003, popularly known as the COTPA Act, 2003.

According to DIPR, 16 owners of shops within the hospital campus, found to be in violation of tobacco prohibition orders, were penalized as a result of the drive.

The NHAK was declared a Tobacco Free Hospital on September 27, 2018. 

The seized smokeless and smoke tobacco products were destroyed in the presence of NHAK managing director, Dr. Thorhusie Katiry within the hospital campus on the same day.

The enforcement drive was carried out as per a decision taken during a District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC) meeting of District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC), notified on March 11.

The Anti-Tobacco Squad includes members of the AMK and KMC, Police personnel and officials from DTCC, Kohima.



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