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515 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Session for School Students

posted Feb 21, 2019, 11:35 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Feb 21, 2019, 11:35 PM ]
19-Feb-2019, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness session and health exhibition on ‘harmful effects of tobacco and gutkha chewing’ for the students of Dyanprabhat Vidyalay in Chinchwad. Around 200 students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services Ltd.

Dr. Pawan Suryavanshi and Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator- DBDS) were the resource persons for this session. The objective of this session was to educate students on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. The program started at 9.30 am in the morning with the display of posters in the form of an exhibition to educate the students.

Resource Persons 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. Vibhawari Kamble (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this Session with the school authorities.