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389 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Street Play and Health Exhibition during Ganpati Festival

posted Sep 22, 2018, 10:46 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 22, 2018, 10:46 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 21-September-2018: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Chinchwad organized a street play titled ‘Tambaku Matlab Cancer’ in the Dutta Nagar slum for the visitors of Ganeshotsav to local Ganpati Mandals. This street play and health exhibition was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

The focus of this activity was to communicate health risks associated with tobacco consumption and its effect on person and family. It highlighted the fact that easy availability of tobacco products and encouragement from peers, family etc. makes young people addicted to smoking and chewing tobacco. The target audience of this street play was general public.

The program started at 8:30 am in the morning with the display of posters in the form of an exhibition. The posters contained visual material and written information on health risks associated with consuming tobacco and its effects on personal health, family and society. Plenty of visitors stopped to see, read and understand the posters. The social workers explained the information to the visitors and shared information on the resources on tobacco cessation.