World No Tobacco Day

Modern English School-Guwahati holds anti-tobacco awareness programmes

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Posted on 02 Jun 2022
10:41 AM
Slogan writing by students on World No Tobacco Day

Slogan writing by students on World No Tobacco Day Source: Modern English School

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On World No Tobacco Day, activities were organised to sensitise students on the health risks of consuming tobacco
Children created artwork, posters and slogans to give shape to their creativity

On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on June 1, Modern English School, Guwahati, Assam organised a series of activities to educate and sensitize students on the health risks of consuming tobacco.

To commemorate the day, the school conducted an interactive session for students of Class 8 under the 'Lecture Series 2022- The Academic Learnathon for a better tomorrow'. The session was conducted by Dr Shantanu Kumar Das, MBBS, MS and chief coordinator project - CHILD. It focused on educating students about the ill effects of consuming tobacco in any form and its impact on their bodies.

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Students and staff attend a session on ill effects of tobacco

Students and staff attend a session on ill effects of tobacco Source: Modern English School

Students up to Class 5 created artwork on the theme environment, while students from Class 6 onwards created posters and slogans on topics like quit smoking, health is wealth and dangers of smoking. The school also introduced a student board for them to exhibit their thoughts in a creative way.

Creative posters made by students

Creative posters made by students Source: Modern English School

According to the fourth round of the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS-4) released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), about one-fifth of the students, aged between 13 to 15 years, use some form of tobacco. Due to various awareness initiatives taken by the government, there has been a 42 per cent decline in tobacco usage among this age group in the last decade.

Last updated on 02 Jun 2022
10:41 AM
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