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353 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Educating the Young and the Society

posted Aug 2, 2018, 10:13 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 2, 2018, 10:14 AM ]
31-July-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (Chinchwad), organized two street plays titled ‘Tambaku ki Aadat, Cancer ko Daavat’ to educate people on the harmful effects of tobacco. FIRST STREET PLAY and exhibition was held in the Mhalsakant Junior college in morning and SECOND STREET PLAY and exhibition was held in Ram Nagar slum. These street plays and poster exhibition were held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The street plays and poster exhibition focused on communicating the health risks associated with consuming tobacco. It highlighted the fact that tobacco consuming lifestyle is harmful to personal health and the health of the family members. The program displayed the posters containing visual material and written information on health risks associated with consuming tobacco and its effects on personal health, family and society. The social workers explained the information to the visitors. The street play portrayed the ordeal which the family members undergoes whose head is a smoker. It beautifully captured the harmful effects to tobacco consumption.

About 254 students participated in the programme held in the school. Dr. Vikas Chothe (MD Ayurveda, Yoga examiner and Yoga School auditor-Ministry of Ayush) was the resource person for this session. Dr. Vikas Chothe covered various topics on composition of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, adolescent health problems in India, effect on liver, kidney, and forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. He also answered the questions asked during the session.