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

posted Jul 17, 2019, 10:20 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 17, 2019, 10:20 AM ]
Mumbai, 9-July-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects Of Tobacco And Gutkha Chewing’ for the students of Shree Sarvajanik Balmandir School in Kala Chowki. 90 students 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 persons. Mr. Sunil Chawan was the resource person 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. 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.

Students asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Mr. Sunil Pandhare (Staff - DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this Session with the school authorities.