Jammu Tawi, April 19
Army on Wednesday organised a lecture on “ILL Effects of Smoking and Drinking on Health” at Haribudha, in Poonch district, today. The lecture was to impart awareness about physical and social ill effects of smoking and consumption of drugs and alcohol. The lecture primarily targeted the youth and children and educated them about the physical, psychological and social damages caused by drug menace.
The issue of rampant drug abuse in the area was highlighted wherein the youth were explained about how the drug traffickers were playing with their lives by pushing them into a vicious cycle of drugs. Medical officer from the Army explained about the ill effects of drugs on mind and body of a person.
He explained that while some drugs affected the neuro system, the others affected the respiratory system and blood. The lecture was followed by an interactive Question and Answer session where the locals participated enthusiastically and raised several queries which reflected their concern towards this menace and how desperate they are to get rid of it. The locals applauded the efforts of the Army in organising such activities which generated awareness and a feeling of goodwill amongst the locals, especially the youth.