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509 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Sessions for School Students

posted Feb 14, 2019, 10:51 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:52 AM ]
13-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the students of Jai Bhavani Madyamic Vidyalay in Chinchwad. 220 students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Dr. Naryan Jaibhai was the resource person for this session. The objective of this session was to educate students on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits.

Dr. Jaibhai covered various topics on composition of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, adolescent health problems in India, effect on liver, kidney, and forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. Students asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this Session with the school authorities.