WNT month launched at HCHSS

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/12/2019 1:04:01 PM IST

World No Tobacco (WNT) month was launched from Holy Cross Higher Secondary School (HCHSS) Dimapur on May 10. 

A press release from National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) Dimapur stated that delivering a speech during the function, district nodal officer NTCP Dimapur, Dr. C Tetseo informed that WHO has chosen “Tobacco and lung health” as the theme for WNTD 2019. 
He remarked that its objective is to create awareness about danger of exposing to smoking, second hand and third hand smoke as they can lead to lung cancer, emphysema, trigger asthma or increases the chance of TB infection and pneumonia. 
Dr. C Tetseo has appealed to the schools, colleges, hospitals, health centres in Dimapur district to do some activities during the month to mark the occasion which will go a long way in making their homes, work places and other public places a healthier one. 
He also stated that the campaign will culminate on May 31 as World No Tobacco Day and further encouraged all stake holders for active participation.


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