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Shatrughan demands ban on tobacco items with liquor

Press Trust of India  |  Kisanganj 

Senior leader today sought a ban on consumption of tobacco products along with prohibiting to protect people from dreaded diseases like which a study says would be the greatest killer in the world by 2020.

Sinha was speaking after laying foundation of a awareness, testing and advisory centre at Kisanganj in

Khan and Independent MLC Devesh Chand Thakur along with noted surgeon J K Singh were present on the foundation laying occasion of "Grameen Sneh Foundation".

"ban in is highly appreciated. But, if prohibition is extended to tobacco items it would have far more effective impact on human health by preventing dreaded disease like cancer," he said.

Sinha, member from Saheb and who served as union health minister in of government, highlighted ill effects of consumption of tobacco items like cigarrete, khaini and gutka.

A study suggests that by 2020 cancer would be the biggest killer of human being in the world, he said.

Oral cancer is widely prevalent in India and within the country its present in a gigantic magnitude in BIMARU states including

Sinha said he would work to open one such centre of cancer by the foundation in near Bakhtiyarpur and Daniyawa in his Saheb constituency.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 18:22 IST