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Gram sabhas should seek ban on tobacco on Aug 15 in TN

PTI Last Updated at 11 Aug 2018, 19:08 IST India

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.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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