Bengaluru: As part of the “World No Tobacco Day Walk” under the slogan “We need food, not tobacco”, the Bengaluru City District Health and Family Welfare Officer Dr. Rabindranath M Matey has launched a Jatha program organized under the mission at Videhi Nursing Science and Research Center.
While administrating the oath to all the students of the college he said that the bidi, cigarette, gutka, zarda, snuff, hookah, and tobacco products are consumed in many ways and 100 toxic and 70 carcinogenic chemicals in tobacco cause lung cancer, esophageal cancer, and many incurable diseases.
The health awareness Jatha program was organized from Vaidehi Nursing Science and Research Center premises to Nallurahalli Metro Station to create awareness among the youth by distributing pamphlets and rose flowers about the ill effects of tobacco use.
About 50 shops selling tobacco were visited and the legal nameplates prescribed under the Quota-2003 Act were installed.
District Survey Officer and NTCP Program Officer Dr. Manohar N, Taluk Health Officer Dr. Raghunath B.B., District Advisor, Bangalore City District Tobacco Control Cell. Chandrakiran LS, Vindya, Field Education Officer of Bangalore East Taluk, Senior and Junior Health Inspectors, District Tobacco Control Cell staff, ASHA workers, and students were present.