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218 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Risk Awareness for Slum Youth

posted Jan 25, 2018, 2:55 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jan 25, 2018, 2:55 AM ]
18-Jan-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects Of Tobacco and Gutkha Chewing’ for the youth in Vidya Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 21 youth in the age group of 14 to 21 years participated in this event. The programme was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Mr. Vijay Gokhale (Lokmanya Hospital) was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate youth on harmful effects of tobacco and motivate them towards its cessation. Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS) introduced the project and resource person to the participants.

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. The participants asked many questions which were answered by the resource person. Mr. Sachin Pawar (DBDS- staff) proposed the vote of thanks at the end of program.