District Health Society, Chandel & National Tobacco Control Programme, Chandel observed ‘’WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY ‘’ at DRDA Hall DC complex Chandel. This year, this day is being observed under the theme “Tobacco and Lungs Health”.
Yesterday’s function was attended by SDO, Chandel Loktongbam Leander,MCS,
CMO,Chandel, Dr.Serthani Serbum, Dy. Superintendent of Police, Chandel. Shri Bimolchandra Singh, MPS and Chairman Japhau Bazaar, HL. Lordson Anal as chief guest, president and guests of honour respectively.
Speaking as the Chief Guest SDO, Chandel Loktongbam Leander, talked about tobacco control laws i.e. COTPA 2003, he also reiterated the about the diseases cause by tobacco.Interacting with the students and the teachers present in the function he asked them to spread the awareness about the ill effects of using tobacco products. He also said that they should the ambassadors of the no tobacco movement.
In his key note address DNO, NTCP,Chandel Dr.Joyson M Monsang said that tobacco is the leading cause of preventable deaths and diseases in the world. He further said that 35% all over India, and 55% particularly in Manipur uses tobacco according to GATS2016-17(Global Adult Tobacco Survey) he further said that this time more emphasis are being given to the young generations specially students to create more awareness.
Dy. Superintendent of Police, Chandel. Bimolchandra Singh spoke about the roles of police and the law enforcement agencies under the COTPA.
Chairman Japhau Bazaar, Shri HL. Lordson Anal said that JBA will extend all possible help in creating awareness and act as an ambassador for the cause. Yesterday’s function was attended by students and teachers of various schools and other stake holders of Chandel district.
As part of today’s program an awareness rally was also taken out from DC complex to Japhou Bazaar.