Imphal June 1,
The District Health Society Kangpokpi district today observed the World No Tobacco Day at Model English Higher Secondary School, Saikul, Kangpokpi district with the theme “Tobacco and Lung Cancer”.
The function was attended by Superintendent of Police Kangpokpi Shri Hemant Pandey IPS; Dr. Kimneng Misao CMO/ District Mission Director DHS Kangpokpi; SDO Saikul Shri Subinson Sapam MCS; ZEO Kangpokpi Smt. Lhingneikim Kipgen and President Kuki Inpi Saikul Seimang Lupho as chief guest, functional president and guests of honour respectively.
Other dignitaries present in the function were Dr. J. Touthang District Immunisation Officer; Dr. Mangboi Haokip MO; Smt Neijahat Lhouvum CDPO ICDS; Demerak OC Saikul ; Principal MEHSS L.L Henjou; staffs of MEHSS and various CSOs.
Speaking on the occasion SP Hemant Pandey emphasised on the need to control the prevelance of tobacco sale as one cannot stop its production and users directly. He also assured all necessary coopeation from his department in effective implementation of NTCP in the district.
SDO Subinson Sapam also advised the students and youths against using tobacco product as a trend.
Giving the key note address, DR. John Lupheng highlighted the various effects of tobacco on human health and appealed to the gathering to ensure govt. Institutions, schools and colleges are not place for harming our lungs.
Functional president Dr. Kimneng Misao emphasised on the need to prevent the harmful effects of tobacco and related products on the human body. She also appealed to all stakeholders to give co-operation in making a health society free from tobacco.
A joint pledge was also taken by the gathering not to use tobacco.