The school-level anti-tobacco awareness campaigns in the district will be intensified from the next academic year.

The decision has been taken in a meeting of District Medical Office (Health), voluntary organizations and district-level officials held here last week. It has also been decided to organise meetings of teachers-parents meetings under Department of Education and PTA committee members. Another decision taken in the meeting was to form School Protection Committees and to initiate stern action against selling of tobacco products near school surroundings.