Itanagar: The District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) of Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh bordering China, organized a review-cum-re-orientation meeting of National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) on Friday.
The meeting convened at the SP office in collaboration with the Transport Department was attended among others by SP Sagar Singh Kalsi, DSP Sang Norbu, Station Superintendent of State Transport T Taggu and district medical officer (DMO) Dr Wangdi Lama, an official communique informed.
District consultant of DTCC Sang Dorjee Dirkhipa explained participants about ill-effects of tobacco use to individual health and its overall harmful effect to the society as whole through Power Point Presentation. Review was made on the works done during last one year by police and DTCC cell together for effective implementation of COTPA Act 2003.
The meeting also presented the plans and future actions needed to be done by the police and health department for moving one more steps towards tobacco free district.
DMO Dr Lama in his address explained about importance of will power for quitting tobacco consumption and other bad habits and appealed all participants to be a role model among family and society by adopting good behaviour and habits so that they could keep young ones away from tobacco abuse and other bad habits.
Being the nodal officer of National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP), Dr Lama requested the district police for frequent and effective action against violators of COTPA.
The SP while addressing the gathering said that police has vital role to play in implementing and monitoring tobacco control laws and assured full cooperation from district police for effective action, the communique added.