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    Transport offices declared smoke-free The Hindu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu [To read this news in Hindi language
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      Transport offices declared smoke-free
      The Hindu, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

      [To read this news in Hindi language, click here]

      EXCERPT:
      CHENNAI: Transport Commissioner S. Machendranathan declared all regional transport offices (RTO) and unit offices as tobacco-free at a meeting organised by the Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine here recently . "We will also ensure that State-run buses do not promote tobacco products by way of advertisement," he said.

      `No smoking' warning boards would come up at RTOs. "This would ensure that those visiting these offices would not be affected by passive smoking," he said.

      Director of Public Health S. Elango, in a presentation on hazards of tobacco, said it posed an enormous economic cost on the nation. According to figures compiled by the World Health Organisation, tobacco use poses a Rs.30, 833 crore-worth burden on the Indian exchequer. "This money can be invested in other sectors of the economy if tobacco use comes down," he said. Read more...

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      TambakooKills News Bulletin
      Tuesday, 01 September 2009
      Issue- 663

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