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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA



Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM
13-218

Help Children to Live without Cigarette Smoke

nada M. Lazovic, prim, dr, Department for pulmonary dis.and tb, zdravstveni centar-hospital, disova 19, cacak, Serbia and Montenegro, ika M. Pesic, PhD, Inst for pulm.dis, UKC, Visegradska 26, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro, Ljiljana Mojicevic, Dr, Social medicine, ZZZZ, dr misovic25, Cacak, Serbia and Montenegro, and Branislav S. Gvozdenovic, MD, MSc, Vozdovac, Brace Jerkovic 94/2, Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro.

Objective: THE GOAL OF OUR PROJECT IS ELEVATING THE LEVEL OF KNOWLWDGW,ADOPTING POSITIVE ATTUDES AND BEHAVIORAL REGARDING THE SMOKING HABIT AF THE YOUTH UNDER 15 YEARS OF AGE AS WELL AS REDUCING THE NUMBER THAT IS THE PERCENTAGE OF SMOKERS AMONGST PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOLCHILDREN.

Methods: THE BASIC ACTIVITIES: -A RESEARCH OF HOW WIDW-SPEAD IS THE HABIT OF SMOKING AMONG CHILDREN AND PARENTS, WITH MONAGEMENT AND ANALYSIS OF FACTS. -A PAINTING COMPETITION FOR THE BEST IDEAS FOR MAKING BADGES,CALENDARS AND TIME-TABLE. -CELEBRATING AND ORGANIZING THE 31ST MAY WITH «SMOKELESS PARTY». -PROFESIONAL LECTURES BY DOCTORS SPECIALIZED. -THEATRE AND TV SHOWS,CONCERNING THE SUBJECT OF SMOKING. -ADITIONAL SUPPORT BY TV,RADIO AND NEWSPAPER TO THIS PROJECT. THIS CAMPAIGN WAS LAST AT LEAST 20 MONTHS.WE HAVE 16 EXPERTS LECTURES,70 EDUCATOR-VOLUNTEARS AND 5 TV SHOWS WITH THE SAME SUBJECT.

Results: DURING THE SCHOOLYEAR 2003/2004.WE ORGANIZED AN ANTISMOKING CAMPAIGN WITH ONE-DAY CAMP.THE LECTURES WERE THE EXPERTS IN THIS AREA.THE MOST SECCESSFUL MEMBERS HAD ORGANIZED ABOUT 20 LECTURES WHIC INCLUDID STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS.THE CAMPAIGN HAD EDUCATED ABOUT 1420 PARTICIPANT.THIS PROJECT CONTINUED DURING THE 2004. AND EDUCATED ABOUT 18500 PARTICIPANTS.THE AIMED GROUP ARE PRE-SCHOOL CHILDREN,STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS. THE AIM OF THIS PROJECT IS REDUCING THE NUMBER OF SMOKERS. OBTAINED THE INFLUENCE ON THE BROADER PUBLIC USING PETITIONS SIGNED BY THE STUDENTS,PARENTS AND TEACHERS AND DIRECTED TO THE MINISTARY OF HEALTH AND TO THE GOVERMENT OF THE REPABLIC OF SERBIA WITH THE GOAL OF ASSURING THE EXISTING LAWS WERE BEING FOLLOWED AND INCREASING THE TAX TOBACCO.