31 May 2014 Current Affairs

Gariphema First ‘Tobacco Free Village’ In India

Gariphema village in Nagaland has been declared the country’s first “tobacco-free village”. The declaration was made by Principal Secretary R Benchilo Thong on the occasion of “World No Tobacco Day” on 31 May at the Gariphema Village Council hall near Kohima.

World No Tobacco Day 2014 was Observed Across The World

World No Tobacco Day 2014 is observed across the world on 31 May 2014. The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the adverse effects of tobacco use, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide every year. The day was instituted by WHO in 1987. The call for this year ‘No Tobacco Day’ is for all the member states to raise taxes on tobacco and implement relevant policies in order to deter tobacco consumption.


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