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Jorhat villages declared tobacco free

By Correspondent

JORHAT, May 30 - Jorhat district tobacco control cell (DTCC) today declared two villages of the district as tobacco free villages at a function here.

�The two villages are Balijan Shyam Gaon of Titabor subdivision and Lakhimikhat near Baligaon of Jorhat. Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasant congratulated the representatives of both the villages with certificates,� said Dr Bhaktimay Bhattacharya, nodal officer of the DTCC.

Participating in the programme, Dr Amal Chandra Kataki, director of Dr Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), applauded the relentless efforts of the officials of Jorhat DTCC, district administration, the police and the teachers of various educational institutes of the district who showed exemplary instances of controlling the use of tobacco across the urban and rural areas of the district.

Dr Kataki also appealed the administrative officers to carry forward such success stories of the tobacco control cell to the other parts of the country for the benefit of the people.

Officials of the DTCC said that they will launch massive sensitisation programmes from tomorrow at all the hospitals of the district to make the people aware of the hazardous effects of tobacco.

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Jorhat villages declared tobacco free

JORHAT, May 30 - Jorhat district tobacco control cell (DTCC) today declared two villages of the district as tobacco free villages at a function here.

�The two villages are Balijan Shyam Gaon of Titabor subdivision and Lakhimikhat near Baligaon of Jorhat. Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Solanki Vishal Vasant congratulated the representatives of both the villages with certificates,� said Dr Bhaktimay Bhattacharya, nodal officer of the DTCC.

Participating in the programme, Dr Amal Chandra Kataki, director of Dr Bhubaneswar Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), applauded the relentless efforts of the officials of Jorhat DTCC, district administration, the police and the teachers of various educational institutes of the district who showed exemplary instances of controlling the use of tobacco across the urban and rural areas of the district.

Dr Kataki also appealed the administrative officers to carry forward such success stories of the tobacco control cell to the other parts of the country for the benefit of the people.

Officials of the DTCC said that they will launch massive sensitisation programmes from tomorrow at all the hospitals of the district to make the people aware of the hazardous effects of tobacco.