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618 Anti-Tobacco Campaign: Health Awareness Session for Slum Children

posted May 29, 2019, 9:18 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated May 29, 2019, 9:18 AM ]
Mumbai, 21-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 children of Kamala Nagar slum in Antop hill. 45 Children participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Ms. Surekha Pednekar (Project Officer - DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Mr. Sunil Chawan was the resource person for this session. The objective of this session was to educate children 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 in adolescent, adolescent health problems in India, effect on liver, kidney, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it.

Children asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Ms. Akila Ansari (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and proposed the vote of thanks.