Meeting on tobacco control held

YINGKIONG, Jun 28: Matters related to controlling tobacco products in Upper Siang district were discussed during a meeting of the District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) chaired by ADC Adong Pertin here on 25 June.
DMO Dr Dubom Bagra presented an outline on the “prospective burden of tobacco in the society” and requested the members to actively participate in making Upper Subansiri a tobacco-free district.
DTCC DPO Dr India Modi made a presentation on the “pros and cons of using tobacco,” and presented an overview of the National Tobacco Control Programme and the status of the DTCC.
DTCC consultant Goyir Ada spoke about the provisions of the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA), 2003.
An enforcement committee and an enforcement squad were also formed to control tobacco and other tobacco-related products in the district.
The ADC assured full support in the implementation of the COTPA in Upper Siang, and sought the cooperation of all stakeholders for its successful implementation. (DIPRO)