A resolution was taken at the village that whoever sells alcohol and tobacco or whoever gets drunk and disturbs peace would be imposed a fine of Rs. 1000 while those consuming alcohol, 'bidi', 'paan', betel nut or smokeless tobacco on the street and public places would be fined Rs. 500.
Thong said Gariphema has shown a great example not only to villages in Nagaland but also to other regions of the country and urged the villagers to strictly follow the declaration.
At the programme, deputy director, National Tobacco Control Programme, MC Longai said 67.9% men and 28.1% women of Nagaland consume tobacco.
Over 2200 Indians die every day due to tobacco use and 40% of all cancers in the country are caused due to tobacco use, he said, adding 90% oral cancer cases were tobacco related.
India has the highest number of oral cancer cases in the world, he said.