Media can play effective role in curbing tobacco use: Dr Manyal


Expressing concern on the trend of smoking among youth, minister for Health and Medical Education, Dr. Davinder Kumar Manyal today said that smoking puts individual at multiple health risks and it not only affects active smokers but passive smokers are equally affected.
Dr. Manyal was speaking at an event on World No Tobacco Day organized by State Health and Medical Education Department and JK Voluntary Health Association, here today.
The minister said that there is a need for public awareness and community engagement to highlight the ill-effects of smoking. “So, it is moral and social responsibility of everyone to spread the message in the society,” he added.

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