World No Tobacco Day Celebration 2017 by Consumer VOICE and its State Partner – Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)

World No Tobacco Day was celebrated on 31st May all over India by various state partners with support from Consumer Voice. To celebrate this day workshops and rallies were organized in Lucknow, UP to generate awareness and risks associated with tobacco consumption.To spread awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco and the role of government, Consumer Guild, Lucknow organized a workshop supported by Consumer VOICE at Valmiki Rangshala, Gomti Nagar on 30 May, 2017. Shri Deepak Nigam Sood, Honorable Ex. District Judge graced the occasion as a chief guest.

The panel discussion which saw the presence of Shri Tripathifrom U.P State Tobacco Control, Shri Ramesh Bhai from BinobaSewa Ashram, Shri Narendra Kumar, Consultant, CTFK, Shri Ravi Bhatt, columnist and historian centered round discussions on various aspects of tobacco usage, and steps taken to control tobacco usage.

Shri Abhishek Srivastava,Chairperson, Consumer Guild addressed the audience and requested them to play their role responsibly towards the tobacco control.Ms.Rinki Sharma, Head-Projects,Consumer VOICE also addressed the audience and urged the government to put Bidis in the highest taxation slab and also urged the public to come forward and play their role strongly.

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