42 Individuals were penalized from April to July end and a fine of rupees 5, 410 was recovered from them. The action was taken against the violation of Cigarette and Tobacco Control Act.
Civil Surgeon Dr Paturkar disclosed this information at a district level coordinating meeting. A review meeting of National Tobacco Control was held recently where Additional Collector Shrikant Khadke was prominently present.
According to the sources, 219 patients were counseled through 5 different Tobacco counseling centers.
Out of these 219 patients, 31 have stopped consuming it and are now clean of Tobacco. Along with these, 40 individuals are also participating in group discussions which are being organised on the subject ‘Addiction free life’.
A drive for Oral health examination is also being organised and soon a tehsil level coordination committee will also be formed.
Officers and administrator of food and drug Administration health department and various other department were present in the meeting.
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