For the success of tobacco-free youth campaign, the Assistant Commissioner (H) asked to hold a meeting of the District Task Force – to run a special campaign to make the youth aware about the ill effects of tobacco products on the body.

District Task Force Meeting by Assistant Commissioner (J) for the success of Tobacco Free Youth Campaign

  • Asked to conduct a special campaign to educate the youth about the negative effects of tobacco consumption on the body.
    awareness campaign, raising challans for violators of the Act, and instructions to take special measures to make villages and educational institutions tobacco-free.
    Patiala, June 9:
    Assistant Commissioner (R) Kirpal Vir Singh presided over the meeting of the District Task Force under the Tobacco Free Youth Campaign 2023 in the district to educate people about the diseases caused by the consumption of tobacco products, challans for violation of the Tobacco Control Act, educational institutions, and to make maximum villages tobacco-free. The meeting reviewed the success of the tobacco-free youth campaign running from 1st June to 31st July in the district.
    Kirpal Vir Singh said that according to statistics, 13.5 lakh people die every year in India due to diseases caused by consuming tobacco, and one-third of cancer is caused by tobacco consumption, so the campaign to save our youth from it needs to succeed.
    Meanwhile, PRTC AMD’s Charanjot Singh Walia, Civil Surgeon Dr. Raminder Kaur, and Nodal Officer Tobacco Programme Kushaldeep Kaur, DDPO, Dr. Amandeep Kaur, District Family Welfare Officer S.J. Singh, Senior Medical Officer, Education Department, Police Department, Government Medical College, Municipal Corporation, Labour Department, etc. attended. Civil Surgeon Dr. Raminder Kaur gave detailed information about the campaign.
    Assistant Commissioner Kirpalveer Singh said that to make the campaign a success, all the departments should fulfil their responsibility and make the common people, especially the youth, aware of the ill effects of tobacco products. For this reason, various social media and other means should be used, including organising awareness camps. Be sure to know.
    In order to make the educational institutions tobacco-free, the District Education Officer has been instructed to make tobacco monitors in the schools, conduct essay, speech, poster, painting, and quiz competitions for the students in the schools, and put a yellow line up to 100 yards from the outer wall of the schools. He directed that maximum challans for violations of the Kotpa Act be deducted. Apart from this, resolutions should be passed by the meeting of Gramme Sabhawa to make the maximum number of villages tobacco-free.