No- tobacco Day: Health Dept organizes awareness programme

JAMMU : Health Education Bureau, Directorate of Health Services Jammu today organized a special awareness programme to mark World No Tobacco day 2014 observed every year on May 31.
The function started with the welcome address by I/C Audio Visual Officer, Nidhi Gandotra. She welcomed Director Health Services Jammu, Dr. Baljeet Pathania, all other officers, doctors and employees of the Health department present on the occasion.
Assistant Director Health Education Bureau, Dr. Preetam Katoch detailed the participants about the importance of this day, hazards of the using Tobacco and the intensity of the problem.
A documentary on hazards of Tobacco was also screened on the occasion.
Dr. Baljeet Pathania, Director Health Services Jammu appreciated the effort of the Health Education Bureau to spread awareness regarding ill effects of tobacco use among the employees of the directorate. He also asked for the cooperation of all, to further make the community aware, especially youth about the risk of tobacco use and motivate them not to use it or quit it if they are using to lead a healthy life .
Later vote of thanks was presented by Assistant Director Health Education Bureau, Dr. Preetam Katoch.