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737 Anti-Tobacco Campaign: Health Awareness Session for School Students

posted Sep 17, 2019, 9:27 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 17, 2019, 9:28 AM ]
Mumbai, 14-Sept-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the students of Dnyaneshwar Vidhyalaya in Wadala (West). 110 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 person. Mr. Sunil Chawan (from Nashabandi Mandle- Mumbai) 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 its harmful effects.

Mr. Sunil covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, 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.