Twelve police stations of Nagaland were declared tobacco free on Tuesday.
The District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC) on Tobacco Control made the declaration at a meeting in Kohima on Tuesday.
These twelve police stations include Kezocha Police Station, Khuzama Police Station, South Police Station, North Police Station, Women Police Station, Chiephobozou Police Station, Tseminyu Police Station, Zubza Police Station, North Traffic Control, South Traffic Control, SP Office Kohima and Mobile Unit.
Apart from these police stations, the educational institutions which were declared tobacco free include Baptist College, Kohima including Sechu Campus and Christ for the Nation College Kohima.
DLCC chairman and Kohima Deputy Commissioner (DC) Gregory Thejawelie gave away the certificates to the awardees.
Director (dental) Directorate of Health and Family Welfare N Savino hoped that the DLCC will continue to make efforts to make most places tobacco free in the state.
Savino also said that currently there were 24 tobacco free dental clinics, eight tobacco free villages, seven tobacco free hospitals, clinic and nursing homes and 87 tobacco free schools and colleges in the state.
He urged the DLCC to target hotels and restaurants in the state as none of these places are tobacco free.