Anti tobacco Activist Md. Imran Ali in Limca Book of Records

Bhubaneswar: The anti tobacco activist Md. Imran Ali has been featured in Limca Book of Records for his voluntary anti tobacco awareness campaign in community radios in pan India. Imran hails from Qazi Sahi, Bhadrak from his parents Md. Golam Qutbani and Late Amirun Nisha. His anti tobacco awareness talk on the theme “tobacco free childhood” was aired in 54 community radio stations across India covering 19 Indian states during World No Tobacco Day, 2018. The talk covered the topics like harmful impacts of tobacco, learning the pre cancer lessons, the process of giving up tobacco. Imran had appealed the masses not to send the children to buy any tobacco stuff. He also mentioned about the tobacco free schools by citing anti tobacco legislation COTPA, 2003 which prohibits the sale of tobacco to and by minors and makes the provision of making tobacco free educational institutions. Just to add, India has become the capital of mouth cancer in the World and major reason is attributed by tobacco consumption. A study report by Tobacco Atlas Survey reveals that India is a home to more than six lakhs of Indian children having smoking everyday. Thus, the campaign in community radios for tobacco free childhood has significantly contributed to make the people aware at grassroots and it has encouraged the community radios as well, says N.A. Shah Ansari, the President of Community Radio Association, India. I dedicate this record to my aunty Late Kaniz Khadijatul Kobra, says Imran.

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