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508 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION FOR SLUM WOMEN

posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:48 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:49 AM ]
12-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the Self-Help Group women residing in Saibaba Nagar slum. 31 women participated in the session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported AXA Business Services. 

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator-DBDS) introduced the Resource person and shared information about the project with the participants. Mr. Vijay More was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate women on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. Mr. Vijay covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with.

This was followed by question and answer session in which ladies asked many questions related to their chewing tobacco. The questions were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (DBDS -Staff) did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized women to participate in this session. Ms. Lalita proposed the vote of thanks at the end of session. After the session snacks were served to all.