GUWAHATI: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Consumers’ Legal Protection Forum (CLPF), Assam on Friday conducted an Anti-Tobacco Signature Campaign among the members of Jyoti Sikha Mahila Samati, Panjabari. Hundreds of members of the Samati participated in the campaign.
ALPF secretary Ajoy Hazarika briefed about the consumption of tobacco and tobacco products. He said: “The Global Adult Tobacco Survey, India (2016-17), by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), shows that nearly 28.6% of adults use tobacco. Nearly 37% of children in India initiate smoking before the age of 10, and each day 5,500 children begin tobacco use and consequently may become addicted. According to GATS-2 (Global Adult Tobacco Survey) report, 48.2 per cent of adults in Assam consumes tobacco in some form or the other in which 62.9 per cent constitute males and 32.9 per cent females.”
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