No tobacco awareness campaign held in Pungro

Students and the CHC Pungro team during the one-day No tobacco awareness campaign held on May 23.

Students and the CHC Pungro team during the one-day No tobacco awareness campaign held on May 23.

Kiphire, May 26 (MExN): A one-day awareness campaign was held on May 23 in two Government Schools under Pungro sub-division, Kiphire, to commemorate World No Tobacco Day. 

According to a press release, the team was led by Dr. Weri Mero, Medical Officer at the Community Health Centre (CHC) Pungro. 

During the campaign, the ill effects of tobacco, harmful effects of smoking, and the number of deaths per year caused by tobacco were highlighted, and IEC (information, education, and communication) materials were distributed to the students.  With the theme, “Protecting children from tobacco industry interference,” World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) will be observed on May 31.