Punjab to effectively implement tobacco control measures

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Chandigarh, July 25 (UNI) The Punjab Government today constituted a high-level State Committee to ensure implementation of Anti-Tobacco Laws and educate the public about the ill effects of tobacco and tobacco products.

According to an official spokesman, State-Level Committee would headed by Principal Secretary Health as Chairman with Managing Director NHRM as vice Chairman and Directors of Health, Police Local Body, Tourism, Prosecution and Litigation, Public Relations and Factories as its members. State level Nodal officer would be its members Secretary.

In addition, District Level Committees would also be set up, to be headed by Deputy Commissioner with Civil Surgeon, District Drug Inspector, District Education Officer, Senior Superintendent of Police, District Attorney, District Local Bodies Officer, District Public Relations Officer, District Labour Officer as its members.

The District Committees would have three youth leaders, three social activists and three members of religious bodies as its Non Official members.


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