Move to make Tirap tobacco-free district

KHONSA | Jan 29 | In an effort to make Tirap a tobacco-free district, District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC), Khonsa under National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) organised an awareness programme on ‘harmful effects of tobacco consumption and it’s consequences to health and society’ here today.

Social work mobiliser Tai Bai, addressing 138 students and teachers, briefed them  on ‘ill effects of tobacco consumption and it’s consequences while consultant Nijali Tacho highlighted the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003 (COTPA) and the introduction of DTCC and it’s counseling cell at General Hospital here.

Earlier, a similar programme was held at Govt Town Sec School here on January 27 last in whihc 250 students took part.

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