Wokha town to be declared Tobacco Free Zone

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Dimapur, August 4: District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC), District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC), district Level Enforcement Squad & Flying Squad (DLES& FS) and NTCP Wokha during its quarterly meeting on August 2 at DC’s Conference Hall has identify Deputy Commissioner Office, Dr. M M District Hospital and various schools in Wokha town to be declared as Tobacco Free Zone. The meeting was chaired by Chairman DTCC & DLCC, NTCP & Deputy Commissioner Wokha, Dr. Manazir Jeelani Samoon IAS.
While highlighting the activities of the district tobacco control cell in the district, Dr. Meribeni Odyuo, Sr. Dental Surgeon & DNO, NTCP Wokha, said that the committee is organizing poster/slogan competition on tobacco awareness at various schools in Wokha town, namely, Mt, Sinai, Isaiah Ability, DBHSS, Perennial, Mt ,Carmel, Cistus and Fern brook school.
During the meeting the committee also discussed on strict implementation on banning of sale of tobacco and its other related products to the school children, on this the committee decided that 2nd phase of inspection to be carried out by the District flying squad team to shopkeepers in and around schools premises on prohibition of selling of tobacco products.
(Page News Service)