Non-smoking households to be given awards !

BY: miadhu, 11 Sep 2017

Health Ministry has decided to give awards to non-smoking households. The purpose of this award is to promote and encourage healthy life habits.

An announcement by the ministry states that, they want public spaces to be free of unhealthy smoke from cigarettes. The ministry has also created a regulation under which the awards will be given.

The households will need to be fully Maldivian and the people in the household should quit smoking for at least a year. In addition the household must pass a survey conducted by the authorities.

The recipients of the award will be selected by a committee formed by the Health Ministry and the award will be given once a year starting from 24th September.

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