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363 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

posted Aug 16, 2018, 2:44 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 16, 2018, 2:45 AM ]
13-August-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 ATSS college in Chinchwad.110 students participated in this workshop held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Dr. Vikas Chothe was the resource person for this session. The objective of this workshop was to educate children on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. Dr. Vikas Chothe covered various topics on composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, adolescent health problems in India, effect on liver, kidney, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. Students asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Mr. Arjun Sharnagate (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this workshop with the school authorities.