Ramadoss to push for smoke free Delhi University

July 21st, 2008 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Anbumani Ramadoss

New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss will join the Delhi University Student Union (DUSU) Tuesday to campaign against tobacco and push for a smoke free campus. The health ministry Monday said the July 22 function assumes significance in the context of the minister’s announcement of complete ban on smoking in public places from Oct 2.

Ramadoss along with DUSU functionaries will exhort all students especially freshers not to smoke in public places and also tell their peers to do the same.

Government has launched the National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) in the 11th five-year plan to implement anti-tobacco laws. India is one of the pioneer signatories of the WHO framework convention on tobacco control (FCTC).

Delhi University is one of the largest varsities in the country with over 40,000 students.

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