SRINAGAR: A seminar on hazards of smoking and use of tobacco products was organised by J&K Voluntary Health Association in collaboration with Government High School Pandrethan here on Monday.
Various speakers including the students spoke on the subject to highlight the ill effects of smoking and use of tobacco products in various forms. A panel of judges selected winners who were given awards and certificates.
Speaking on the occasion, Executive Director J&K Voluntary Health Association Ali Mohammed Mir emphasised on the need for creating awareness amongst younger generations so that the menace of smoking is reduced.
He informed the Association is currently focusing on secondary and middle-level schools for creating awareness amongst the younger generations as they are more susceptible and prone to smoking under various influences and peer groups.
The seminar was also addressed by Food Safety Officer Shabir Ahmed Lone who highlighted the dangers of smoking and drug abuse.