Every year, on 31st May, the World Health Organization and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). They launch an annual campaign to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. With a view to making the children cognizant of the potential hazards associated with the use of tobacco, Indian Educational School, Kuwait, under the aegis of the Department of Science, organized an enriching session at the school auditorium on June 02, 2019. Dr. Susovana Sujit Nair,2019 PBD Award winner, a social worker and a medical oncologist, Department of Medical Oncology – Kuwait Cancer Control Center (KCCC),enlightened the children on the innumerable health issues begotten by using tobacco. Dr. Susovana spoke volumes on the dangers of active and passive smoking and the multitudinous adverse effects such as mood stimulation, unhealthy teeth, bronchitis, heart disease, high cholesterol, reduced immunity, pregnancy complications, infertility, poor vision, brain stroke and blood cancer. The question and answer session initiated after the discussion proved to be highly informative and fruitful. A couple of questions raised by the students were of paramount importance and the resource person was quite excited to answer the questions of the inquisitive teens. Dr. Susovana Sujit Nair was presented a memento as a token of love and gratitude on behalf of the Bhavans family. The receptive and enthusiastic audience, left the auditorium assuring to alert their nearest and dearest to the evils of tobacco use.
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