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More reports on World no Tobacco Day

Along with the rest of the nation, District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) Kohima, District Legal Services Authorities (DLSA), Immanuel College and Brahma Kumaris also organised the World No Tobacco Day by organising various programmes and activities on May 31.
Kohima: DTCC Kohima observed the day at Paramedical Training Institute (PMTI), here on Tuesday.
Speaking at the occasion, chief medical officer (CMO), Dr.VezokholuTheyo said this year, the World No Tobacco Day campaign calls on policy makers to make tobacco producers (industries) accountable for environment damages due to their product wastes.
She said the objective of the observance of World No Tobacco Day was to raise awareness about the harms of the use of tobacco in any form and negative health effects of exposure to passive smoking.
Winner of the essay competition held during the event, KeneikünuZhotso from Loyola Higher Secondary School, spoke on this year’s theme “Tobacco- threat to our environment.”
District nodal officer (National Tobacco Control Programme), Dr.Arenla Walling, led the tobacco free declaration of 10 dental clinics in Kohima and prize distribution of essay and poster making competitions.
In the essay writing competition, KeneikünuZhotso from Loyola Higher Secondary School was placed in the first position.
Nouneno Rino from Don Bosco HSS Zubza and Jandeno Jami from Fernwood School were placed in the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.
In the poster making competition, Thejaser Krose of Trinity School bagged the first prize while Besuvelu Tinyi of G. Rio School and Ashibo Longkumer of Mount Sinai Higher Secondary School emerged as the 2nd and 3rd position holders respectively.
The programme was chaired by senior dental surgeon at Naga Hospital Authority Kohima, Dr. Rosy Yhome, while vote of thanks was proposed by DTCC Kohima psychologist, Pelebeinuo. (Correspondent)
Meanwhile, Kohima DLSA observed the day with Legal Literacy Club from Chandmari Higher Secondary School (CHSS) and Dr. Neilhouzhii Kire GHSS.
At CHSS, Panel Lawyer Kohima DLSA, Tobonu Thecha, spoke on significance of the theme “Tobacco: A threats to our environment” and “Protect the environment”. She highlighted on the important sections including “Prohibition of Smoking in Public Places Rules, 2003”. At Dr. Neilhouzhii Kire GHSS, panel lawyer, Kohima DLSA, Mhechiete U Kenye, encouraged public to be aware of ill effects from use of tobacco.
Phek: Phek DLSA observed Anti-Tobacco Day at Christian Home School Phek, where panel Lawyer, Phek DLSA, Thomeweu, spoke on COTPA Act, 2003 and also gave awareness on harmful and deadly effects of consumption of tobacco.
Wokha: Wokha DLSA also observed World No Tobacco Day at GHSS Chukitong. Panel Lawyer WDLSA, Shanchobeni P Lotha, spoke on COTPA Act, while posters on the ill effects of tobacco were distributed at strategic places.
Dimapur: Dimapur DLSA observed Anti Tobacco Day by delivering talks on COTPA Act, 2003 and also created awareness on harmful effects of tobacco at Government High Schools including Sarbura Government High School, Toluvi Government High School and Diphupar B Government High School. The resource persons were panel lawyers Temjensoba, Tonika Shohe and Elito Zhimo.
Zunheboto: Zunheboto DLSA also observed the day in collaboration with District Tobacco Control Cell National Tobacco Control Programme Zunheboto and Peace Channel Zunheboto at Bloomfield Hill Higher Secondary School, Zunheboto. DC Zunheboto, Rahul Bhanudas Mali, delivered short speech, while Vice Principal, Government College, Zunheboto, H. Jekugha Sema, highlighted on the theme. District Project Assistant, ZDLSA, Tovi Z Yeptho, also emphasized on the theme “The Cigarettes & Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) 2003”.
The release added that altogether, 300 participants from different departments and Schools/College attended the program.
IMC: Immanuel College observed the Day with Dr. Arihant Jain, BDS, MDS (Orthodontics& Dentofacial Orthopedics) as the resource person
A press release from IMC media cell convenor Gwesy Michuing stated the resource person highlighted on the ill effects of tobacco and urged the students to abstain on tobacco use.
The programme was chaired by Assistant professor, department of botany, Lanuinla and welcome address was delivered by principal, Th. Sharatchandra Singh.
Brahma Kumaris: Government of Nagaland and Brahma Kumaris jointly organised special event on May 31at Ruzhukhrie Government Higher Secondary School, Kohima.
Director of School Education, WonthungoTsopoe graced the occasion as a special guest. Dr. Mohit Gupta was the main speaker in the programme.
Special tips were given by Dr. Mohit Gupta, B K Aditi sister from Mountabu.

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