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Around one lakh students and teachers from different schools took a pledge not to consume tobacco in their life on the World No Tobacco Day on Friday.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Sangrur
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2013 11:14 PM IST

Around one lakh students and teachers from different schools took a pledge not to consume tobacco in their life on the World No Tobacco Day on Friday.

In order to spread awareness against tobacco products, the Punjab health and family welfare department and education department had initiated the move jointly.

In the oath-taking ceremony held at senior secondary school at Uppli village, additional deputy commissioner Pritam Singh Johal said the initiative would help students maintain a distance from tobacco and other drugs for a better and healthy future.

Johal said it would also help control increasing cases of mouth cancer, often caused due to tobacco chewing, and other tobacco-related diseases.

Sangrur civil surgeon Dr Subodh Gupta, district health officer Dr Surinder Singla and district education officer Nirmal Singh Sohi also took the pledge on the occasion.

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