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Kohima’s Gariphema village named best performing tobacco-free village

By Vaseline May31,2024

Gariphema village in Kohima district has been declared the best performing tobacco-free village. The statement was made during a program on World No Tobacco Day on May 31 at the TM Government Higher Secondary School Kohima organized by the District Tobacco Control Cell.

Additional Director of Higher Education Dr. K. Nishena Nekha highlighted the dangers of tobacco use while emphasizing the need to raise awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco and the importance of tobacco-free programs.

He urged the students to learn good habits at an early age to combat tobacco use and assert their right to health and healthy living to protect future generations.

Theme Speaker and Senior Resident BDS, MDS, Nagaland Institute of Medical Science & Research, Dr. Thungbeni Ngullie spoke on the theme ‘Protecting children from interference in the tobacco industry’.

She said tobacco consumption in any form is extremely unhealthy for the body, which can lead to cancer and other diseases.

Meanwhile, the results of the essay writing competition commemorating World No Tobacco Day 2024 were also announced.

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