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Guv calls for collective action on World Tobacco Day

P B Acharya

Dimapur, May 31: Governor of Nagaland P B Acharya has called for collective action to reduce the burden of disease, death and economic consequences caused by tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke globally.
On the eve of World No Tobacco Day, the Governor called on the Government, civil societies and public to spread awareness and take all possible initiatives to highlight the enormous damage to health, development and the economy which is caused by the use of tobacco.
He stated that World No Tobacco Day was a global campaign, inviting everyone-from global leaders to the public in all countries – to focus on the health risks associated with tobacco use and to advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
Governor Acharya also cautioned that the coming generations must be timely protected from the devastating consequences of tobacco consumption and exposure to tobacco smoke and reminded that all must reaffirm the commitment to reduce this menace.
(Page News Service)