Gangtok, 31 May [IPR]:
World No Tobacco Day was observed today at General Nursing and Midwifery School, STNM Complex in the presence of Mayor of Gangtok Municipal Corporation, Shakti Singh Choudhary, as chief guest.
In his address, Mr Choudhary stressed that awareness needs to begin right from the individual and personal level, from within family and friends to the public.
Director, Health Services, Dr S Lama, gave a presentation on the overview of National Tobacco Control Programme in Sikkim while Psychiatrist, STNM Hospital, Dr CS Sharma, conducted an interactive session on “Quitting Tobacco” which shed light on the subject on World No Tobacco Day.
Additional Secretary, UDHD, also addressed the gathering stating that whatever help and co-operation was required from the department regarding licensing and proper management of shops and stores selling tobacco products would be looked into effectively.
Likewise, Councillor, Sandhya Prasad, added that the responsibility lies on oneself and it was up to all to take the matter seriously.
Health Education Officer presented the vote of thanks.