Kohima: In a declaration, that comes to respite of many, Nagaland's capital Kohima has been declared as a 'smoke-free city'.
The official declaration was made by Kohima district Deputy Commissioner Rovilatuo Mor, during a campaign for smoke-free Kohima city'. The guidelines for public adherence and enforcement protocols will be soon released by the district administration and police.
The campaign in which students of 22 schools took part was organised by District Tobacco Control Cell under the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
Incidentally, the first city in India to be declared smoke-free was Chandigarh, back in 2007. It was followed by Kottayam and Shimla. In 2010, Sikkim became the first smoke-free state. Himachal Pradesh, the second in 2014.