Sinlung /
06 February 2013

Mizoram Shines in Anti-tobacco Drive

Aizawl, Feb 6 : This figure is higher than the national average of three per cent during the same period, the meeting of the Mizoram Smoke Free Group chaired by Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, was informed today.

About 67 per cent people -- 72.5 per cent men and 61.6 per cent women -- consume tobacco in one form or the other, according to the Global Adult Tobacco Survey (India).

Lal Thanhawla, addressing the meeting, said Mizo people should quit smoking and consuming other tobacco products to improve the health of the whole society.

Even after the declaration of Smoke Free Mizoram, the state was yet to be far from free of tobacco and smoking, he added.

Mizoram was declared a smoke-free state in July 2011.


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