Arunachal: Tawang may become Tobacco free district very soon

DTCC is committed to declare ‘Tawang as Tobacco free district very soon’- Dr.Sangey Thinlay.


The district tobacco control cell (DTCC)Tawang conducted its first ever flying squad/surveillance drive regarding compliance of sections 4 and 6(a,b) of COTPA act 2003 under Tawang township area covering old market, Nehru market, New market and other areas of frequent public visit .

The flying squad team was lead by Dr.(Mrs) Dechin Droka, Circle officer  cum Magistrate accompanied by ASI Genden Chotta with three police personnels and members from DTCC Tawang.

During its four hours drive the flying squad found no one violating the said sections of the act, the squad also gave awareness to the shopkeepers and asked them not to violate the rules and also informed that any one found violating the law shall have to face the consequences.

Dr.Sangey Thinlay, DPO(NTCP)National tobacco control programme Tawang said that his team of DTCC is committed to declare ”Tawang as Tobacco free district very soon” and this will be one more feather to our achievement  after winning two time KAYAKALP award to Khandro Drowa Tsangmu district Hospital Tawang.

The declaration of tobacco free district will create a healthy and clean environment to general public as well as tourists, this will further boost the tourism flow into our district he added.

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