Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Students sensitised on ill-effects of tobacco

ANMA Integrated Development Association (AIDA)-Child Friendly Dimapur organised an awareness programme on at Signal Angami Panchayat hall to commemorate “World No Tobacco Day” on June 1, on the theme “protect the environment”.
In a press release, AIDA informed that the awareness programme was conducted with active participation from Child Rights Club (CRC) members from Signal Angami Club (Club B).
At the programme, member of Child Rights Club Signal Angami (Club B), Badal Lama delivered a short speech on the ill effects and consequences of consuming tobacco and tobacco products.
Meanwhile, civil society mobilsation officer, AIDA-Child Friendly Dimapur, Dziesezelie spoke on the types of tobacco, ill effects of consuming tobacco and briefed the children on Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Product Act (COTPA) 2003. Focusing on the theme, he stressed on the impact of tobacco on the environment and encouraged the children to avoid consumption of tobacco products and act as “anti-tobacco ambassadors” at home and in the society.
As part of the programme, a creative activity of poster painting campaign for Child Rights Club Members was conducted.
Later, CRC members displayed posters painted by the children at various locations to create awareness.
Can Youth: Can Youth observed “World No Tobacco Day” on May 31 at Sacred Heart School, 5th mile.
In a press release, the organisation informed that during the programme, resource person, project manager Can Youth, Sentiwati Kichu highlighted how tobacco use was becoming a major threat not only to the health but also to the environment.
He spoke about passive smoking and how it had a negative effect on health.
The resource person shared that as per Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS), NE India GATS 2010 survey showed that Nagaland was the second highest tobacco consuming state at 56.8 % and reduced to 43.3% in 2016.
Further, Kichu briefed on COTPA 2003 and concluded by stating that people should collectively work for a more hygienic and less polluted environment.

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