Dimapur, March 1: In a bid to curb the increasing consumption of tobacco among the students, the Nagaland Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) Dimapur in collaboration with the Diphupar Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) launched the “Yellow Line” Tobacco free campaign for tobacco free institution today along with Dr. C Tetseo, District Nodal officer NTCP under CMO.
Dr. C Tetseo stated that the objective of the campaign was to strengthen tobacco free institutional norms and also to create more awareness for students, staff and visitors.
Dr. C. Tetseo said that Nagaland has been declared as the highest consumer of smokeless tobacco in the North-east.
The president of the Diphupar Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) N. Pitovi Achumi also congratulated those institutions within its jurisdiction who have declared Tobacco free zone and encouraged other institutions to follow suit.
Diphupar Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) warned those business establishments or shop falling within the yellow line (100 mtrs) to immediately stop selling tobacco products, and said that those found guilty will be penalized.
The programme was chaired by Khenili Kiho Assistant Professor Sociology, J N Aier College. The Prayer was said by Rev. Candid Sarreo Pastor Tangkhul Baptist Church Diphupar. Speech on behalf of students was given by Akivili class 10 of Unity Christian Higher Secondary School and the pledge was read by Nchumthung Lotha President, Lotha Students’ Union Diphupar. (Page News Service)