Mumbai, India - BEST committee to monitor to prevent tobacco advertisement.


Crisis in India: Smoking Expected to Kill 1 Million People Annually by 2010 by Larry West, About.com Guide

March 13, 2011 - MUMBAI: The BEST committee has decided to monitor buses, stops and depots and ensure that there are no gutkha, cigarette or tobacco advertisements.

The undertaking launched its anti-smoking campaign on Friday. It has appealed to citizens to call on its toll-free number (1800-22-7550) if they find any advertisement which promotes tobacco in BEST premises and on buses.

Reference: BEST starts anti-smoking campaign
Somit Sen, TNN (India's National Newspaper), Times of India, 3/12/2011

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