To curb the selling and usage of tobacco products in the State, Punjab Government has nominated 28 Punjab Police officers as nodal officers to keep a close watch on illegal selling of tobacco products.
Besides, these cops will also ensure strict implementation of ‘anti-tobacco laws’ in all districts, said the State Health and Family Minister Brahm Mohindra on Thursday.
Mohindra said that cancer is a matter of serious concern in the state where tobacco kills 80 persons daily in Punjab.
“Considering the gravity of the problem, the State Government has nominated senior officers of the rank of DSPs and SPs as nodal officers to scale up surveillance and tighten the noose around the offenders who are found selling tobacco products to the minors illegally,” he said.
The Minister said that the police officers were nominated as nodal officer during a sensitization workshop organised at Punjab Health Systems Corporation (PHSC) chaired by Bureau of Investigation director Prabodh Kumar.
Kumar ensured the Health Department that police department will leave no stone unturned for ensuring the implementation of the anti-tobacco laws with an iron hand.
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18 Mar 2018
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