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845 ANTI-TOBACCO AWARENESS SESSION AT DUTTA NAGAR SLUM

posted Nov 15, 2019, 8:56 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Nov 15, 2019, 8:57 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 8-Nov-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized a health awareness session for the Self-Help Group’s women residing in Dutta Nagar slum. 29 women participated in the session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported AXA Business Services.

Ms. Lalita Chaudhari (Coordinator-DBDS) introduced the Resource person and shared information about the project with the participants. Dr. Shwetambari Chote was the resource person for this workshop. The objective of this workshop was to educate women on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. Dr. Chote covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, harmful effects on body and mind, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with consuming tobacco.

This was followed by question and answer session in which ladies asked many questions related to their tobacco chewing habit. The questions were all answered by the resource person. Mrs. Sarika Kadam (Staff-DBDS) did the logistical arrangement for this session and organized women to participate in this session. The session ended with the vote of thanks by Ms. Lalita Chaudhari. After the session snacks were served to all.