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369 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness and Street Play for College Students

posted Aug 25, 2018, 8:58 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 25, 2018, 8:58 PM ]
24-August-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (Chinchwad) organized Anti-tobacco awareness workshop and street play titled ‘Tambaku ki Aadat, Cancer ko Daavat’ to educate students on the harmful effects of tobacco. The programme was held in the Prof. Ramkrishna More Senior College in Akurdi. This Street play and poster exhibition was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

In morning, 121 students participated in the awareness and interactive workshop on the topic of ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha Chewing’. Dr. Vikas Chothe was the resource person for this session. The objective of this workshop was to educate students 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.

After the awareness workshop, a street play and a poser exhibition was also held in the college premises. The street play 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 displayed on posters to the students. The students overwhelmingly participated in this event.