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Tobacco control prog held in Mon

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 9/9/2020 1:17:41 PM IST

National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), awareness programme for “tobacco control in times of COVID-19” was held on September 8 in Mon town council conference hall with additional deputy commissioner Mon, (in-charge Aboi) Rahul Mali.

According to DIPR report, ADC said Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003 was applied by government of India since 2008, but Nagaland enforced it only from 2012 and confined it to two districts alone, Dimapur and Kohima. Remaining 9 district, 6 were included further and recently 3 districts were included ie Mon, Tuensang and Mokokchung.

He appealed to ward presidents to create awareness in their respective wards on harmful affects of tobacco consumption.

Earlier, the programme was chaired by district consultant (NTCP) Mon, E. Nyeamying Konyak and Sumi district nodal officer Mon (NTCP), Dr. I. Simon delivered a speech on “harmful effects of tobacco consumption”. Seven ward presidents attended the programme.

 

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