Govt announces `Tobacco free Gujarat` campaign across state
Gujarat Health Minister Jaynarayan Vyas announced that `Tobacco Free Gujarat` campaign would now cover all the 26 districts and seven municipal corporations of the state.
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Health Minister
Jaynarayan Vyas on Sunday announced that `Tobacco Free Gujarat`
campaign would now cover all the 26 districts and seven
municipal corporations of the state, for which Rs 3 crore had
been alloted for the year 2011-12.
The campaign aims to create awareness against the use of
The announcement comes ahead of the World No-Tobacco
Day on May 31.
Vyas also launched a website under the state government`s
tobacco control programme (ctcph.com), as a part of the
The minister further announced that on May 31, the
government would also launch five mobile flying squads with
mobile vans, consisting of a police inspector and a health
The van would move in places where consumption of
tobacco is prohibited, such as schools, educational
institutions, public places, etc, to ensure implementation of
"This year we have alloted Rs 3 crore under tobacco
control programme to cover all the 26 districts and seven
municipal corporations under the `Tobacco Free Gujarat`
campaign," Vyas told reporters here.