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Wokha police personnel sensitised on COTPA

By EMN Updated: Jun 22, 2017 11:55 pm
Police personnel of Wokha district at the sensitisation programme on the harmful effect of tobacco in Wokha.

Dimapur, June 22 (EMN): Sensitisation programme on the harmful effects of tobacco and enforcement of COTPA 2003 for the law enforcement agency under National Tobacco Control Programme was held today in the conference hall of the Superintendent of Police, Wokha. The programme was organised to make the law enforcement personnel conversant with the ill effect of tobacco.
Dr. Meribeni Odyuo, DNO, NTCP Wokha, speaking on “Harmful effects of tobacco” remarked that Nagaland ranked second next to Mizoram in terms of tobacco consumption. Stating that most death cases in India are related to the usage of tobacco, she urged the law enforcement agencies to educate the society on the ill effects of consumption of tobacco. “Together we will win and fight against the high rise of cancer and death,” she said.
Chopathung Ngullie, Officer In-charge of Wokha Police Station, while speaking on “Enforcement of COTPA 2003” elucidated on some important sections which should be known by every individual and the police personnel to taken up in the district.
He thanked the district administration for setting up anti-tobacco flying squad in the district and assured the citizens that he, himself being the chairman of the tobacco control team in the district, will strive to contain the ill effect of tobacco use in the district. He has further sought the cooperation from the civil society as well from NGOs to achieve common dreams.
Special guest of the programme Dr. Jonsuthung Kithan, proprietor of MM Nursing Home, Wokha, urged the gathering to undertake awareness among the masses on the ill effect of tobacco. While maintaining that he will not force to stop use of any form of tobacco consumption but to reduce their usage, he said non users should not be encouraged.
The programme was chaired by Mrs Abeni R Kikon, Psychologist, NTCP Wokha, while the vote of thanks was delivered by Tokavi Achumi, Additional Superintendent of Police, Wokha.

By EMN Updated: Jun 22, 2017 11:55:44 pm