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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Anti-Tobacco Campaign at Witty International School Pawan Baug (2017-18).

 Anti-Tobacco Campaign

Witty international School, Pawan Baug, has always maintained the importance of Health is Wealth. Keeping this in consideration, the school organised an Anti-Tobacco workshop to educate children on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects to such habits by eminent Radiologist De HemalManiar for students of Grade VIII, IGCSE I, AS and A Level.

Dr HemalManiarstarted the presentation by giving details about the tobacco plant and the harmful toxins that are added to it when cigarettes are manufactured. Beedis, Zarda and cigarettes contain nicotine which is highly addictive in nature. Students were then taken through the harmful effects of smoking or consuming tobacco in any form. They contain carcinogens that cause cancer. Smoking can affect almost all parts of the body like the mouth, oesophagus, lungs, stomach, urinary bladder etc. Smoking also increases the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Dr Maniar explained to the students how the ‘rogue cells’ or cancer cells multiply uncontrollably and cause disease that can spread to other parts of the body. Smoking also causes premature aging and wrinkles.
The students were informed that passive smoking is equally harmful and were urged to ask their friends and relatives to quit smoking. Dr Maniar asked student to Say NO to the first cigarette that is offered to them. He also explained about the withdrawal symptoms that occur when one tries to quit smoking. The students were surprised to know that the body takes about 15 years to undo the harm that is caused by smoking.

The Principal, Mr Bijo Kurian, asserted, “It is absolutely vital that as a school we provide the necessary information on the harmful and the dangers related to tobacco and its consumption. Our current youth can get swayed easily, hence it is imperative to spread awareness against the hazards of smoking in their surroundings to help minimize the menace.”



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