One-day training programme on the implementation of Tobacco Free Educational Institutions

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Peren District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) organized a one-day training programme on the implementation of Tobacco Free Educational Institutions (ToFEI) for Teachers, Police officers, District Administration, and District Education Officers on 18th June 2022 at District Hospital, Peren. The programme was chaired by DNO, NTCP Peren, Dr. Sabino Kuotsu.

The training programme started with the introduction of the various school representatives and the resource persons from the State tobacco control cell followed by a Powerpoint presentation by Addl. Director & State Nodal Officer, NTCP, Dr. Chiekroshuyi Tetseo.

Tetseo said it is the responsibility of the teachers and officers to keep their schools tobacco-free by engaging in the ToFEI activities initiated by DTCC Peren. He also demonstrated the use of the ToFEI application and urged the teachers’ representatives to take enrollment seriously as it is a very important means of striving toward tobacco-free institutions for the benefit of the students.

Meanwhile, Linoka Awomi, DTCC Consultant NTCP briefed the participants on the topic- Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Product Act (COTPA) 2003, its objectives, and its enforcement mechanism. Further, she also spoke on the mandatory display of signage in and around the premises of the Educational Institution.

With future cooperation from the institutions, District Tobacco Control Cell, Peren strives for a tobacco-free district with tobacco-free zone, areas, and institutions making the year theme: Tobacco-a threat to our environment, a reality.

(Source: DIPR)