Campaigns of a varied kind marked the observance of World No-Tobacco Day in different parts of the Nilgiris district on Friday. People addicted to tobacco in different forms were asked to join the campaign by staying away from tobacco at least for a day. At a programme organised under the aegis of the Brahamakumaris, the Nilgiris chapter here, Deputy Superintendent of Police G.S. Anita inaugurated the distribution of handbills listing the consequences of using tobacco.

The Tamil Nadu Science Forum, Nilgiri Charter, and the Nakkubetta Welfare Trust joined hands to enhance awareness about the ill-effects of tobacco.

Former Deputy Superintendent of Police Dharmaraj stressed the need to protect children from the effects of passive smoking. Students of the Hill Fort Matriculation School took an anti-tobacco pledge.