Enforcement drive on sale of tobacco products in Mon held

An enforcement drive on sale of tobacco products was carried out under National Tobacco Control Programme in Mon Town on September 25. (DIPR Photo)
An enforcement drive on sale of tobacco products was carried out under National Tobacco Control Programme in Mon Town on September 25. (DIPR Photo)

Mon, September 28 (MExN): An enforcement drive on sale of tobacco products was carried out under National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in Mon Town on September 25.

The team was led by E Nyeamying Konyak, District Consultant (NTCP) Mon, Police and Dobashis from district administration, informed a DIPR report. 

The drive was conducted with an initiative to make Mon Hq as tobacco free and also as a precautionary measure towards spreading of Coronavirus in the community as people consuming tobacco products tend to spit in public places and creating risk for the spread of deadly virus. 

Altogether, 25 shops were found selling tobacco products in Mon town, most of which were small retail shops. The seized products were burnt at the outskirt area of the Mon town. The team said it would further continue to conduct such enforcement drive all over the district.