October 17, 2011 admin

Punjab constitutes task force to combat ‘tobacco’ menace

·       resolve to make punjab "tobacco free zone"
Chandigarh –  In a significant development to make Punjab tobacco free zone the Punjab Government today constituted a task force. Health and Family Welfare Mr. Satpal Gossian disclosing this said that this task force will ensure the proper implementation of the tobacco act so as to save the youth of Punjab from the clutches of this dangerous habit of tobacco chewing.
          The Minister said that the task force would comprise of six officials and one non-official member. He said that officials members would be of the rank of Deputy Commissioner or an officer nominated by him, SSP or officer nominated by him (not below the rank of DSP), Civil Surgeon or District level nodal officer of district tobacco control programme, Drug Inspector, Food Inspector and District Attorney. Non-official members of this task force would be taken from reputed NGO or renowned philanthropist or a religious leader.

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