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DHSK observes ‘World No Tobacco Day’ across Kashmir hospitals

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Srinagar, May 31: The directorate of Health Services Kashmir on Tuesday observed World No Tobacco Day across all hospitals in Kashmir and emphasis was laid on the ill effects of tobacco.
The main function was held by DHSK at UPHC Batamaloo which was inaugurated by Assistant Director Dr Nishat Shaheen and was attended by various officials of the Health Department and Nodal Officers of the Tobacco Control Program.
Speaking at the sensitization program for media, the Assistant Director requested the media person to disseminate information about the ill effects of tobacco on health and environment and help in creating awareness about the tobacco elimination.
Dr Mir Mushtaq presented vote of thanks and conveyed the message of Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Mushtaq Ahmad Rather.   
He said the director has appealed all the people across valley to unite together and fight against the tobacco menace in the society.      
Quoting the director he said “We all need to join our hands together. People including students, parents, religious leaders, NGOs and law enforcement agencies need to work together in tandem to curb the menace of drug addiction and smoking to a large extent.
The Director in his message appealed the parents to keep an eye on their children and their activities so that they do not indulge in any bad habits and do not fall prey to such habits.
The day was also held in other hospitals of Kashmir during which health care professionals imparted awareness to public about the ill effects of tobacco use and its impact on human health and the environment.
Every year, World No-Tobacco Day is celebrated all over the world in order to aware every one of the ill effects of tobacco consumption, the diseases that are caused by it and urge people to quit the habit through prevention measures.
As per WHO, the consumption of tobacco worldwide has a devastating impact for the environment too. It highlights that it can be linked to large-scale deforestation, and loss of biodiversity, including wildlife. Apart from depletion of the planet’s water, it is also responsible for “exhaustion of fossil fuel and metal resources desertification, depleting soil fertility.”
Students should be made aware of tobacco addiction: Principal GDC Pattan
Pattan, May 31: To commemorate World No Tobacco Day, Health Committee, the NSS Units and Red Ribbon Club of the Government Degree College Pattan  in collaboration with Block Medical Office, organized a day long programme in the college.
The programme started the recitation of the holy verses of the Quran which was followed by the recitation of Naat-e-shareef. After formally welcoming the guests from the BMO and administration, Prof Safiya Khalil, in-charge principal of the college inaugurated the programme and  stressed upon the need and importance of organizing such programmes to disseminate the consequences of consumption of tobacco products.
She opined that the students should be made aware of the tobacco addiction so that they refrain themselves from such evil practices. Further she asserted that the tobacco consumption spreads like wild fire among the youth because of the varied reasons including psychological and career related stress and peer pressures.
Dr Bajan Kour ( District Helath Officer, Baramulla) thanked the college administration for taking an initiative in uprooting the menace called tobacoo from our society. She was of the opinion that tobacco consumption leads of life threatening diseases like cancer.  Mohammad Shafi Parra also spoke on the occasion and stressed upon the youth to remain focused on the career opportunities available.
 Syed Mubashir Tawheed (RNTCP) gave a statistical analysis of the tobacco consumption in the valley. Dr Mastoora (BMO Pattan) was guest of honor on the occasion. 
The students of the college also gave PowerPoint presentation and thereby debated on the varied aspects of tobacco. Prof. Baby Bilquees Shair and Dr. Nazir Ahmad Kutey acted as jury members to judge the students participants. Vote of thanks was presented Dr Mastoora(BMO, Pattan).
Prof Sajad Sarvar and Prof. Nayeem Ahmad Shah were the rapporteurs of the programme.The proceedings of the programme were conducted by Dr Zahoor Ahmad Mir. Technical support to the event was rendered by mr. Shahrukh Ahmad Matoo, Abdul Majeed and Mr. Sajad Naquash
Dr Mastoora (BMO Pattan)
‘Impact of tobacco on human health’ prog organised by CUK
Ganderbal, May 31: The World No Tobacco Day was observed in the departments of Zoology, Botany and Biotechnology in the School of Life Sciences, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) here on Tuesday.
The programme was attended by faculty members, research scholars and students.
From the Zoology Department, faculty members Mr. Irfan Ahmed Noorani and Dr Javed Tantray, highlighted the importance of the day and impact of tobacco on human health and environment. From the Biotechnology Department, Dr. Owais Muhammad Bhat and Dr Saif Lone organised a lecture to raise awareness regarding the rampant tobacco consumption and its ill effects on human health. From the Department of Botany, Dr Rafiq Lone Dr. Shaista and Dr. Shanaz organised poster making activity among the students of the various departments.
The programme concluded with a pledge on no smoking. 

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