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

posted Oct 16, 2019, 8:28 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 8:28 AM ]
Mumbai, 5-Oct-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the study class students in Sion Koliwada. 50 students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited. 

Ms Kusum Gupta (Part time teacher) welcomed the participants and resource person. Mr. Sunil Chavan (from Nashabandi Mandal) 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.

Ms. Basanti Solanki (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this session. She also gave vote of thanks at the end of the program.