On world no tobacco day, the FDA took to the principal street of Kasoa, specifically the Newmarket to create awareness and to educate the public.
The food and drugs authority as part of its activities celebrated this year’s “no” tobacco day at kasoa to campaign against the use of tobacco and tobacco products such as Shisha, cigarettes, pipes among others.
The FDA together with the media drove off from the head office to campaign from shop to shop, with individuals, drivers and several others on the harmful effects of the use of tobacco and tobacco products.
Celebrating on the theme DON’T LET TOBACCO TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY. Mrs Olivia Agyekumwaa Boateng, the head of Tobacco and Substances of Abuse Department of the FDA said, there’s is a law that regulates the use of tobacco hence making it legal but discouraged the use of it in public places.
She again cautioned and advised the youth to desist from Shisha which is the new trend as smoking an hour of it is equivalent to smoking 100 pieces of a cigarette making it more harmful to the lungs and dangerous to overall health.
Not only does the lungs get affected, but the breast, throat and other vital parts of the human body get affected as well.
Story By: Nana Serwaah Frempong