Rahul Dravid bats for anti-tobacco campaign

The Wall has stood up for India many times on the cricket field when the chips were down. He now stands up for a cause to control production and consumption of tobacco in India.

updated: September 05, 2013 19:01 IST
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New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday announced former Indian cricket team captain Rahul Dravid as brand ambassador for its National Tobacco Control Campaign.

India has been committed towards strengthening its national tobacco control efforts as well as contribute towards tobacco control, additional secretary MoHFW C K Mishra said while making the announcement on Thursday.

"Despite effective, evidence-based tobacco control policies, smoking continues. India played a leading role in the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) negotiations and has been striving to implement more tobacco control measures," Mishra said.

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