Dr Ramadoss to push smoke-free campus at DU tomorrow

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New Delhi, Jul 21 (UNI) Relentless campaigner against tobacoo, Union Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss will give a push to Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) programme of 'Smoke Free Campus' by attending a function it is organising tomorrow.

The programme is aimed at the freshers of the university which declared its campus a no-smoking zone on February 14.

The Minister has already banned smoking in public places from October 2 - the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Under an amended act and revised rules notified by the Union government, public places include all work places, shopping malls and cinema halls.

The union territory of Chandigarh has already declared the City Beautiful smoke-free, the first in the country.

The Central government had launched National Tobacco Control Programme in the 11th plan to implement anti-tobacco laws. Delhi is one of the nine States to be covered under it, an official statement said today.


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