DISSUADE YOUTH FROM TOBACCO: DR. THOMAS

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Margao:  August 29, 2018 … The District Magistrate and Collector, South Goa District, Dr. Tariq Thomas asserting that the target to dissuade the youths from tobacco is a daunting task stressed the need to address the situation of young generation getting hooked to tobacco.

Chairing the meeting of the District Lvel Co-ordination Committee for Tobacoo Control at Collectorate, Margao, yesterday, Dr. Thomas urged the enforcement squads to work out schedules for initiating drives randomly every month at check post to instill fear in the tobacco traders. The Mamlatdar should also conduct drives in the vicinity of their offices.  The drives should create awareness among the people on the adverse effects on one health, he remarked.

Dr. Thomas directed all the concerned offices in the District to send a compliance report with respect to the adherence of the display of signages taking into the demand of Shri Roland Martins, GOACAN on the same at all government offices. Various other issues were also taken up at the meeting.

Member Secretary, Dr. Ira Almeida; DYSP, Shri Raju Raut Dessai; Mamlatdar, Salcete Shri Joao Fernandes and other Mamlatdars of various talukas besides official of Tourism, FDA and Information & Publicity were amongst those present on the occasion.

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