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379 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness for Slum Youth

posted Sep 2, 2018, 8:12 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 2, 2018, 8:13 AM ]
30-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 youth at Ajantha Nagar slum in Chinchwad under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

The programme started with the welcome of participants and introduction of the resource person Mr. Arjun Sharnagate (DBDS- staff). Mr. Vijay Gokhale (HoD- Oncology, Lokamanya Hospital) was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate youth on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits. 23 adult boys participated in this workshop.

Dr. Gokhale 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. Participants asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhire (DBDS -Staff) and Mr. Arjun did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized youth to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.