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posted Dec 30, 2017, 4:54 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 30, 2017, 4:54 AM ]
Pune (Chinchwad), 26-Dec-2017: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects Of Tobacco And Gutkha Chewing’ for the adolescent girls and boys in the Swami Vivekananda High School at Kalbhornagar Nagar in Chinchwad under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

The objective of this workshop was to educate children on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits. 52 students (26 boys and 26 girls) participated in this workshop. Mr Vijay Ghokhale (Health Professional from Lokmanya Hospital) was the resource person for this workshop. The event was held in association with Swami Vivekananda High School, Chinchwad.

Mr Ghokhale covered various topics on composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. Students asked many questions which were answered by the resource person. Mrs Rajashree Deshkharie (DBDS - staff) made the logistical arrangement and liaison for this workshop with the school authorities.