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Bejon Misra bags World No Tobacco Day award

Written by Admin |Published : June 1, 2013 2:07 PM IST

Bejon Misra, founder of Consumer Online Foundation, has been conferred with the World No Tobacco Day award for 2013 for his anti-tobacco campaign.

Every year, the World Health Organisation recognises individuals or organisations for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control through this award.

Misra termed the award as a victory for his voluntary organisation and Indian citizens. He demanded the imposition of taxes on all tobacco products similar to what exist for cigarettes.

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He also stressed for effective implementation and stringent action on violation of the existing laws on tobacco control.

Misra said the 24x7 helpline number 1800110456 should become a buzz word amongst the citizens to report any kind of violations committed by the tobacco industry.

Source: IANS

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