Sinlung /
12 September 2014

Mizoram Has the Highest Incidence of Cancer from Tobacco: CM

Aizawl, Sep 12 : Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today said that the state has the highest incidence of cancer due to use of tobacco.

Addressing a function of the observance of the first Mizoram State Anti Tobacco Day in Aizawl, Lal Thanhawla said that the smokers and users of other tobacco products should stop immediately to enjoy healthy life and reduce spending.

The day was observed on the occasion of the 25th raising day of Indian Society on Tobacco and Health (Mizoram Chapter) in which the chief minister's wife Lal Riliani is the founder president.

State chief secretary L Tochhawng said that Mizoram was declared Smoke Free state on June 29, 2011 while all the gutkha products were banned in the state since August 22, 2012.

Mizoram State Anti Tobacco Day was observed all over the state and functions were held in all the eight district headquarters and in some Sub-Divisional headquarters across the state.


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