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672 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Health Awareness Sessions for Students

posted Jul 17, 2019, 10:30 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 17, 2019, 10:30 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 9-July-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized an awareness and interactive session on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the students of Sopanrao Kalbhor Madhaymic Vidyalaya in Chinchwad. Total 77 students participated in this workshop held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services.

Dr. Vikas Chothe was the resource person for this session. The objective of this workshop was to educate students on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. Dr. Vikas Chothe 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. Rajshreee Deshkhaire (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this workshop with the school authorities.