31st May is observed as World No Tobacco Day. Little Star Hr. Sec. School joined the No Tobacco campaign and created awareness on tobacco with skit, presentation and competitions. Consumption of tobacco is a serious condition in Nagaland because Nagaland is the 2nd highest consumer of tobacco in India. Dr. Temjennungsang of Dental Touch during his presentation said that every 6 seconds a person dies due to tobacco. The students during the skit showed how to resist negative peer pressure and the harmful effects of tobacco in the life of an individual. A slogan writing competition was conducted later during the day. In continuation of the observation of World No Tobacco Day, a quiz competition and a painting competition was held on Saturday.
Tobacco facts :
- According to WHO, children account for 28% of the deaths attributed to secondhand smoking.
- India has one of the highest tobacco users in the world.
- Highest prevalence of tobacco use in any form is among adolescents aged 13-15 years.
- Smokeless tobacco is highly addictive and causes head, neck, oesophagus and pancreas, besides many oral diseases.
( source – Global Adult Tobacco Survey)