Botswana Red Cross Society sensitizes public on Tobacco use

Botswana Red Cross Society attended an event to raise awareness for people with disabilities and educate people on affects of tobacco use.

Botswana Red Cross Society sensitizes public on Tobacco Use, Image: facebook
Botswana Red Cross Society sensitizes public on Tobacco Use, Image: facebook

Botswana: Botswana Red Cross Society recently attended an event to raise awareness for people with disabilities. The organization took the initiative to inform the event participants about the detrimental effects of tobacco use.

The event was hosted held at the Maun Stadium through the collaborative effort of the Tshidilo Stimulation Centre and Botswana Council of the Disabled. The aim of the event was to educate the people of the community on how to support and assist people with disabilities.

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The theme of the sensitization event was “Promoting community support and bridging the gap for people with disabilities”.

The Red Cross Society Botswana took the opportunity to share some glimpses from the event. The stakeholders of BRCS stated that they were happy to have the opportunity to educate the members of the community.

During the event, the Botswana Red Cross Society had the opportunity to sell services offered by the organization. Many participants of the event at Maun Stadium interacted with the BRCS representatives.

They asserted that the use of tobacco can have a particularly harsh effect on individuals with disabilities. During the sensitization exercise, BRCS informed the people of the country that people living with disabilities are found to be more vulnerable to complications.

Experts noted that tobacco consumption can worsen the health challenges already faced by individuals with disabilities. This can lead to worsening of health issues and reduced quality of life. Tobacco Use is known to be the leading cause of cancer.

Various forms of cancer can affect the body of a user differently and even take away from the lifespan of people living with disabilities. Therefore, BRCS is advocating relentlessly for strengthened tobacco control measures.

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The stakeholders believe that it is now even more crucial to ensure the well-being and equitable access to healthcare for people living with disabilities. The people of Botswana have applauded the organization for their dedication to promoting equality among the people.