On the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), May 31, the Delhi Police have decided to strictly levy a fine of Rs.200 on those found smoking in public places, which is a crime under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products Act (COTPA) enforced since 2003.
Some studies have revealed that women who either smoke actively or get exposed to passive smoking have an increased risk of infertility in fact. Passive smoking means inhaling someone else's smoke and for married women, it means the partner's smoke.
Many studies and educators' experiences suggest that schools must endeavor to make classrooms as a web of relationships to bring about qualitative improvement in education. Besides making the classrooms attractive and functional, there is a need to make them the places that reinforce the process of socialization and foster fellow feeling to convert classroom into a community of learners.
On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day, May 31, to raise awareness about the hazards of tobacco use, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked the affiliated schools to hold poster-making, essay-writing and Power Point presentation competitions for which the topics have been suggested.