The school intervention program aimed to create awareness among the secondary school students regarding the harm of cigarette smoke. A total of 70 participants took part in the program. The age bracket of participants was in between 13-16 years. The program was divided into four stations. Station1 conducted an activity showing the effects of smoking on lungs whereas station 2 illustrated about the consequences of tobacco usage on one’s complexion, teeth and overall skin appearance in the long term with the aid of the ‘smoker face’ app. Station 3 demonstrated about arteriosclerosis, with the aid of models and also about the systemic disorders occurring due to tobacco usage which affects different organs, and the last station 4, discussed regarding the different phases of tobacco usage. School health intervention program such as education against tobacco can prevent youths from starting to smoke and help youths stop smoking.
Roy Rillera Marzo