Six institutes declared tobacco-free in Kohima
Dimapur, June 26 (EMN): Altogether six institutions including schools were declared tobacco-free in Kohima district. This was announced during the quarterly meeting of District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC) on tobacco control held on June 26 in the conference hall of the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima.
The meeting was chaired by ADC Kohima Lithrongla Tongpi, while social worker Achila Walling gave a brief report on the activities of DTCC Kohima in the last few months.
Additional Director of Health and Family Welfare and State Nodal Officer (NTCP), Dr. Hotokhu Chishi declared the names of six institutions as tobacco-free in Kohima. They are Government High School Jakhama, Government Middle School Jakhama, Government High School Kigwema, The Vineyard School Kohima, KRIPA Foundation Head Office Kohima, Japfu Christian College, and Integrated Rehabilitation Centre of Addiction (IRCA) KRIPA Foundation Kohima.
Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, Anoop Khinchi, also attended the meeting and discussed various issues regarding the activities DTCC Kohima. He encouraged the members to create more awareness among the public and work towards declaring even public offices in Kohima as tobacco-free institutes. He has assured full support from the district administration.
DLCC members also discussed on the need to create tobacco control committees in all the colonies of Kohima and also to collaborate with various churches in Kohima to further sensitise the public on health hazards of tobacco usage.