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443 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness session for College Students

posted Dec 12, 2018, 10:11 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Dec 12, 2018, 10:11 AM ]
01-December-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 students of Shri. Gendebai Chopada Junior College in Chinchwad. 200 students participated in this workshop held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Dr. Naryan Jaibhai and Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator – DBDS) were the resource person for this session. The objective of this workshop was to educate children on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. Dr. Jaibhai 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.

After this session Ms. Lalita gave information on HIV/AIDS. She covered causes, symptoms, test, medicine and treatment of HIV/AIDS. Students asked many questions which were all answered by the resource persons. Mrs. Rajshreee Deshkhaire (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this workshop with the school authorities.