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434 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Session for Citizens

posted Nov 27, 2018, 8:13 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 8:13 AM ]
24-November-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 citizens at Ram Nagar slum in Chinchwad under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

29 people participated in this workshop which was held in a public garden to facilitate the participation of maximum people. The programme started with the introduction of the resource person by Mr. Arjun Sharnagate (DBDS- staff). Dr. Narayan Jaibhai was the resource person for this workshop .The objective of this workshop was to educate people on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits.

Dr. Jaibhai 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. The participants asked questions on cessation of smoking habits which were answered by the resource person. Mr. Arjun and Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhaire (DBDS - Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized people to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.