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608 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Session for Slum Women

posted May 19, 2019, 5:22 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 19, 2019, 5:22 AM ]

Mumbai, 11-May-2019:
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the women of Kalewadi slum in Wadala (East). 30 women participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Mr. Sunil Pandhare (Staff- DBDS) welcomed Mr. Sunil Chawan who was the resource person. The objective of this session was to educate women on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. Mr. Sunil covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, substance abuse, effect on liver, kidney, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. Women asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Pratibha (SHG member) made the logistical arrangement and give vote of thanks.