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Govt rolls out a nationwide campaign on Tobacco Free Educational Institutions (ToFEI)

The Ministry of Education has unveiled a comprehensive plan to create tobacco-free educational institutions across the nation. India, the world's second-largest consumer and producer of tobacco, faces a significant public health challenge with tobacco use accounting for approximately 1.35 million deaths annually. The Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) 2019 revealed that 8.5 percent of school students aged 13 to 15 use tobacco in various forms. On World No Tobacco Day, observed on May 31, 2024...

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