Gram sabhas should seek ban on tobacco on Aug 15 in TN
Aug 11 (PTI) Gram sabhas across Tamil Nadu
should adopt resolutions seeking a ban on tobacco products
during their meetings to be held on August 15, PMK said today.
Tobacco was the cause of death of about 12 lakh people
annually according to studies, PMK leader Anbumani Ramadoss
A complete ban on its manufacture and consumption
was the only way to save the lives of innocent people, he
Gram sabha meetings are scheduled to be held across
the state on the occasion of Independence Day and resolutions
seeking a nation wide ban on tobacco should be adopted and
sent to state and central governments which must come forward
to implement it, he said in a statement here.
T hough a ban on tobacco products may result in job
losses, this was the only solution to save the lives of
innocent people, Anbumani, who is also the Dharmapuri Lok
Sabha MP, said.
PMK, which supports prohibition, has for long been at
the forefront of opposition to tobacco as well.
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