District Level Coordination Meeting cum Sensitization workshop for district heads of government departments, civil society members and other stakeholders under National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) was held today at New Conference Hall Budgam.
The meeting organized by Health department, discussed meansto curb the menace of tobacco in the district threadbare.
District Development Commissioner, Budgam Dr Syed SehrishAsgar who presided over the programme instructed concerned to carry outholistic and comprehensive set of activities as provided in COTPA to curb themenace across the district. She stressed on concerned to work in synergy tobring improvement in curbing tobacco consumption in the district. She asked forinstalling signages at public places and government offices for awareness ofhazardous impact on human health due to use of tobacco products. She instructedon intensifying mass awareness through media and urged school authorities toinvolve schools and colleges in the awareness campaigns.