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513 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION IN DURGA NAGAR SLUM

posted Feb 18, 2019, 2:02 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 18, 2019, 2:03 AM ]
14-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha Chewing’ at Durga Nagar slum in Chinchwad. 24 people participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd. 

The programme started with the introduction of resource person by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator -DBDS). Mr. Vijay Gokhlae (Cancer Awareness Foundation) was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate youth on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. Mr. Gokhale 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 it.

This was followed by question and answer session in which participants asked many questions related to their chewing tobacco, alcohol and cancer. The questions were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble (Staff -DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session. Ms. Lalita proposed the vote of thanks at the end of program. After the session snacks were served to all.