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514 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION IN AJANTHA NAGAR SLUM

posted Feb 21, 2019, 11:30 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 11:30 PM ]

16-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the Self-Help Group women residing in the Ajantha Nagar slum. 24 women participated in the session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported AXA Business Services.

Mrs. Raajshree Deshkhire (Staff- DBDS) introduced the Resource person and staff and shared information about the project with the participants. Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS) and Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble (Staff- DBDS) were the resource persons for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate women on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits. They 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 such habit.

This was followed by question and answer session in which ladies asked many questions related to chewing tobacco. The questions were all answered by the resource persons. Mrs. Vibhawari did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized women to participate in this session. After the session snacks were served to all.