On April 29 Nagaland’s capital Kohima was declared ‘smoke-free’.
• Announcement has been done by the Deputy Commissioner Rovilato Mor.
• A campaign was initiated by the students of 22 educational institutes, to raise awareness about the harmful effects of smoking.
• It was organized by the District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) and Department of Health and Family Welfare.
• As part of the campaign, the students held placards, some of which read “tobacco kills us”, “Smoking is Paying Someone to Kill You” and “Say No to Tobacco and Yes to Life”.
• They also shouted slogans “Make Kohima, Smoke Free City” and “Breathe Healthy, Live Happy”.
• Chandigarh was declared the first smoke-free city in 2007.
• Kottayam in Kerala and Shimla also came into this list.
• In 2010, Sikkim was declared the first smoke-free state in India, and in 2014 Himachal Pradesh became the second.