TSFC in collaboration with District Education Office Primary East on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day 2021 organized Training of trainers on tobacco control laws for TEO’s and Head Masters at the office of DEO Primary East Karachi.
It was held in Continuation of Tobacco Smoke Free Cities (TSFC) Ministry of NHSR&C efforts to make tobacco smoke free Karachi through the support of Commissioner Karachi Office and Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioners of respective districts.
Dr. Minhaj us Siraj Project Director TSFC and Muhammad Aftab Project Manager TSFC through a presentation shed light on the Tobacco Control laws, successful practices of TSFC in Islamabad including five districts of Punjab .
Moreover, Dr. Minhaj shared about the facts of tobacco use as a pesticide and highlighted the hazards of its usage.
He stated that more than 166000 people died every year due to the use of tobacco products and now a days young generation is using tobacco products which leads to the use of drugs.
He asked Educationists /Headmasters to play their role to aware the young generation about the hazards to tobacco products use.
However, participants of training also shared their views and suggestions regarding the enforcement of Tobacco Control laws and their role to aware students about tobacco hazards.
He also assured for the support of TSFC in providing literature and other material regarding the hazards of tobacco use to the District Education Office East and thanked to the DEO Primary Office for providing the filled Point of Sale Checklists to indicate the violation of Tobacco Control laws around 50 meters of educational institutions.
Further DEO Primary East Ishtiaq Ahmed Khan along with Dr. Minhaj inaugurated the smoke free plate by cutting ribbon after which office of the district education officer primary and secondary east has been declared as a smoke free zone, however they have also distributed certificates among the participants of training.