STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: An online programme was on Monday organized to commemorate ‘World No Tobacco Day’ by the Office of the Dean Students’ Welfare, Central University of Jammu.The program was chaired by Prof. Ashok Aima, Vice Chancellor. It was convened by Prof. Rasal Singh, Dean, Students’ Welfare (DSW) and co-convened by Dr. Vinay Kumar, Assistant Dean, Students’ Welfare (ADSW). All the participating Teachers, staff, researchers and students administered an oath not to use tobacco products.Presiding over the programme, Prof. Ashok Aima, VC, said that the rising trend of tobacco use among the youth is an alarming issue. It causes their physical, mental and financial loss and has negative effects on social relations. Therefore, the youth should come forward to give up this evil and contribute their maximum to the development of the country. He also expressed his resolve to make the Jammu Central University campus a tobacco free zone.Prof. Rasal Singh, DSW said that millions of people in the country and the world die due to smoking. It is also the cause of diseases like cancer, high blood pressure, insomnia, stress, depression etc. All this adds additional pressure to the limited health infrastructure of developing countries like India. Even in the corona era, we have seen that the corona infection has a more fatal effect on people who smoke. On getting addicted to smoking, a person also becomes a victim of evils such as intoxication etc. It slowly hollows the body, mind and life of a person. A person who smokes not only harms himself but also causes a lot of harm to all the people who come in contact with him. Passive smoking is also dangerous just like direct smoking hence the government has prohibited smoking in public places and made it a punishable offense.Dr. Ravi Kumar, Registrar, said that every year around 8 million people die from tobacco use in the world. Smoking affects the lungs. The importance of healthy lungs has been proved during the Corona period. Prof. Devanand, Dean, Basic & Applied Science termed tobacco use as extremely fatal and appealed to all the participants to spread awareness in the society.Dr. Vinay Kumar, ADSW, highlighted the theme of this year is “commit to Quit” and called upon youth to develop a sense of commitment to the cause which will further help in protecting the environment. Distancing from tobacco products and narcotics are key to building closer relationship with nature and family. Delivering vote of thanks to the participants he appealed all to stay away from tobacco products. He also called for spreading this message to all the people whom we come in contact with and sought cooperation in making University Campus a Tobacco free zone.The programme was attended by Prof. Mushtaq Ahmed, Dean, Social Science, Dr. Vandana Sharma, Dr. Asit Mistry, Dr. Pragati Kumar, Dr. Nancy Mengi, Dr. Shweta Yadav, Dr. Arbind Yadav, Dr. Anjali Dhar etc. and other prominent people from the university.
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