Hyderabad, June 1, 2015:

The tobacco control program conducted on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day at Cherlapalli Central prison. The state tobacco control cell, had organized an awareness program on tobacco related health hazards, and how to quit tobacco, what are all burdens of tobacco like, social, economical and family.

Some 700 inmates of the prison were made to understand how a person gets disability or died at early ages due to tobacco smoking and chewing.

The state directorate of public health and family welfare office representatives Nagaraju, Technical officer and Dr.Kishor Mogulluru, public health consultant, had spoken in the meeting. At the end there was an oath taken by all prisoners attending the program that they will quit smoking.

Voice of tobacco victims videos have been showed during this event. Superintendent of Jail had given a speech encouraging prisoners to save lives and remember your family and children before you smoke, because children get habits from the parents.