Shivamogga: “No animal except a human being eats tobacco. Principal District and Sessions Judge Mallikarjuna Gowda said that all of us should stay away from such harmful tobacco products.
He was speaking after inaugurating a one-day training workshop for community health officers organised by the District Legal Services Authority, District Administration and Zilla Panchayat District Health and Family Welfare Department under the aegis of The District Tobacco Control Cell at the District Training Centre on November 21. “As long as we are not good people no matter how good a law is brought, it will not be implemented effectively. Therefore, we should all be conscious and follow the rules and regulations. He said children should be kept away from tobacco products.
“Though there are many restrictions on the use of tobacco, people are not afraid of it. Tobacco is allowed to be grown only for the manufacture of certain medicines. But tobacco is being cultivated illegally on bagar hukum land and forest land. But people are scared and are not informing the police about it. He said that tobacco cases are on the rise in the District and it should be curbed.