The first District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC) of the National Tobacco Control Program (NTCP) under the National Health Mission was held in Williamnagar today at the office chamber of the Deputy Commissioner of East Garo Hills.
In the meeting, while delivering the welcome address, Deputy Commissioner, Swapnil Tembe, highlighted the initiatives taken by the district administration towards the issue of tobacco control in the district.
State Nodal Officer of the NTCP, Dr. Lana EL Nongbri, deliberated at length on the genesis, objectives and focus of the NTCP in India in general and Meghalaya in particular. She also highlighted the provisions under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act, 2003.
The meeting was attended by the stakeholders and the heads of other line departments.