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Zunheboto police pledge to avoid tobacco

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By EMN Updated: Sep 19, 2019 10:52 pm
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Officials from the District Tobacco Control Cell and police personnel pose for a photograph after the sensitisation programme on harmful use of tobacco in Zunheboto on September 19.

Dimapur, Sep. 19 (EMN): Zunheboto police personnel have pledged to abstain from using of any tobacco products and live an exemplary life in the society. The pledge was taken during a sensitisation programme on ‘Harmful use of tobacco’ organised by the District Tobacco Control Cell under the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) at the office of the Superintendent of Police, Zunheboto, on September 19.
Speaking at the programme, Dr. Esther Ngullie, dental surgeon of District Hospital Zunheboto and resource person, said tobacco contributes to most of the leading causes of death in the world. She highlighted on the various health effects of using tobacco. She also stated that tobacco use has negative effects on human health which particularly affects the heart, liver and lungs.

She encouraged the participants to do away with the use of tobacco and motivated them to be a living example by not indulging in the use tobacco products. This was stated in a press release issued by CMO media officer Shekho Sophie on Thursday.

Referring to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), she stated that nearly one million people die every year in India due to tobacco related diseases. She added that 2200 Indian die every day due to tobacco use, while 5500 new users are added every day. She further stated that Nagaland ranked 7th in tobacco consumption.
She exhorted the participants not to take tobacco but live a healthy and beautiful life.

During the sensitisation programme, a quiz competition was held between team SP and team ABSI in which team SP won the competition.

The vote of thanks was delivered by Uniel Kichu, Superintendent of Police, Zunheboto. He assured that police personnel would try to be a living example for the society by abstaining from using tobacco. Free IEC materials were distributed during the programme.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 19, 2019 10:52:22 pm