National Tobacco Cessation quit line was launched last week to help people quit smoking. The helpline is combined effort of a tobacco cessation products manufacturer and the Tobacco Intervention Initiative (TII) centre of the Indian Dental Association (IDA). A team from Mumbai runs the helpline. It addresses queries in Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and English. The people running the helpline helps addicts in combating tobacco cravings and reach suitable doctor associated with TII.
National Eligibility cum entrance test ( NEET ) for Under Graduates has been postponed till 2013. Maharashtra and Medical Council of India agreed over common entrance test to be held in 2012 but the exam was delayed due to CM Prithviraj Chavan intervention.
According to Chavan state board students will find difficulty in clearing the exam due to difference in syllabus. He also apposed the view of exam being held only in Hindi and English, Urdu and Marathi medium students will be left out.