Assam legislators pledge to make state tobacco-free
Guwahati: A large number of legislators in Assam, cutting across party lines, Thursday pledged to make their constituencies free from tobacco and save children in the state from the menace.
The MLAs took the pledge as part of an anti-tobacco drive carried out by the Voluntary Health Association of Assam (VHAA), a non-profit organization involved in the field of public and rural health, in association with Voice of Tobacco Victims.
Its aim was to create awareness among politicians on the hazardous impact of tobacco and also seek their support in making Assam a tobacco-free state.
"The legislators signed a pledge to this end today (Thursday) and promised to make all educational institutions tobacco-free in his or her constituency," said Ruchira Neog of the VHAA.