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336 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Workshop on Harmful effects of Tobacco for Students

posted Jul 12, 2018, 8:53 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 12, 2018, 8:54 AM ]
11-July-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 students of Sarswati School at Akurdi. 79 students participated in this workshop held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

The programme started with the introduction of the resource person and staff by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS). Mr. Vijay Gokhale (Health Expert from Lokmanya Hospital, Chinchwad) was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate children on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits.

Mr. Gokhale covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and other health problems associated with it. Students asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Mrs Rajshree Deshkhire (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this workshop with the school authorities.