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Women take part in anti-tobacco campaign

GUWAHATI: On the instance of the International Women's Day, the Consumers' Legal Protection Forum (CLPF), a consumer rights body, introduced an anti-tobacco signature marketing campaign involving hundreds of women in the state on Friday.

The anti-tobacco signature marketing campaign used to be arranged simultaneously in two main cities of the state - Guwahati and Dibrugarh. In town, hundreds of women participated in the marketing campaign and took a vow to combat against the threat and spread consciousness about the dangers of intake of tobacco merchandise.

Advocate Ajoy Hazarika, who is the CLPF secretary mentioned, "CLPF has briefed them about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption. They have now taken a pledge to spread the message among their family members and in the society. Women play one of the most vital roles in building a healthy society and any movement can't be successful without the complete participation of women. That's why today, on the International Women's Day, CLPF wants to engage women in this anti-tobacco campaign to achieve the maximum result."

Assam has shown a 9% build up in overall tobacco intake, which is a vital rise, in recent years - from 39.three% throughout the closing survey in 2009-10 to 48.2% in 2016-17 as according to Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) document, at a time when tobacco intake nationally went down by means of 6%.

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