Members of DHS Zunheboto, NTCP and participants at the sensitization programme for police personnels on "Harmful use of Tobacco" organized by the DTCC, Zunheboto at Superintendent of Police Office, Zunheboto on September 19. (Photo Courtesy: DTCC)
Zunheboto, September 19 (MExN): The District Health Society, Zunheboto in collaboration with National Tobacco Control Programme held a sensitization programme for police personnels on "Harmful use of Tobacco" at Superintendent of Police Office, Zunheboto on September 19.
A press release issued by Shekho Sophie, District Media Officer, Chief Medical Officer Office, Zunheboto stated that in the programme organised by District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC), Zunheboto Dr Esther Ngullie, Dental Surgeon, District Hospital Zunheboto was the resource person.
Esther speaking at the programme said that tobacco contributes to most of the leading causes of death in the world. She highlighted about the various health effects of using tobacco and elaborated about the risk factors and consequences of the use of tobacco mentioning that its use has predominantly negative effects on human health, and that concern about health effects of tobacco has a long history. She said that tobacco use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart, liver and lungs and further added that according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) nearly one million people die every year in India due to disease caused by tobacco use. “2200 Indians die every day due to tobacco use. 5500 new users are added every day and Nagaland rank 7th in tobacco consumption,” she said.
Esther further encouraged the participants to do away with the use of tobacco and motivated them to be the living example and not to indulge in tobacco products.
Vote of thanks was delivered by Uniel Kichu, IPS, SP, Zunheboto. He assured that police personnels will try to be a living example for the society to abstain from using tobacco. A pledge was also taken during the programme and free IEC materials were distributed during the programme, the release said.