Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Meeting on implementation of COTPA Act in Tuensang

District Level Co-Ordination Committee Meeting on District Tobacco Control Cell Tuensang was held on May 30 at DC Conference Hall.
SP Tuensang, Kanchan Kumar Kandpal, briefed the members about the COTPA Act 2003, and said to successfully implement the Act, schools, NGOs, and all the stakeholders should play an important role in fighting against the menace, with collective responsibility and proper strategy. He said the police department will always be at the forefront in fighting against all social evil. ADC Tuensang, Thungchanbemo Tungoe said that this year’s World Tobacco Day theme was “We Need Food, not Tobacco” to educate tobacco farmers about alternative crop production. He encouraged all to join hands together to fight against the tobacco menace and expressed the need to spread awareness in colleges, schools, and churches about the harmful impact of tobacco on health. A discussion was also held to strengthen COTPA Act 2003 sec. 6 (A&B) and tobacco-free schools to tobacco-free homes. The programme was chaired by Dr. Aoyanger Jr. Dental Specialist at DTCC Tuensang. Highlights of DTCC activities were delivered by Sentilong Longchar, District Consultant DTCC Tuensang. Certificates for Tobacco Free Schools were given to Baptist Thangyem Higher Secondary School, Baptist High School Longkhim, ANM School of Nursing, GPS DC Hill, GMS Post Office, and Bethesda School.


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