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435 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION IN PHULE NAGAR SLUM

posted Nov 27, 2018, 8:16 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 27, 2018, 8:16 AM ]
23-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 youth in Mahatama Phule Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 27 youth participated in this workshop which was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

The objective of this workshop was to educate youth on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. 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.

Dr. Jaibhai covered various topics related to this topic like 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 many questions which were answered by the resource person. Mr. Arjun did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized youths to participate in this session. Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (DBDS - Coordinator) proposed the vote of thanks at the end of program. After the session snacks were served to all.