By Achadu Gabriel, Kaduma
Ahead 31st May 2022 World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), nursery and primary school pupils in Universal Basic Education (UBE), Kinkinau in Kaduna state said they’ll not marry smokers and drug addicts when they grow up and attained martial age.
The pupils disclosed this in an interview with our correspondent shortly after sensitizing them on dangers of smoking, drug and substance abuse by Youth Tobacco Abstinence Club (YTAC), Kinkinau in Kaduna state.
Speaking to our reporter, Aliyu Mohammed, the vice president of the abstinence club funded by Eye Opener Youth and Women Foundation and 2021 WHO WNTD award winner, said they sensitized the pupils on the dangers of tobacco and drug abuse in the society.
The vice president added that the pupils were also sensitized on the negative impact of tobacco and drug abuse on the entire society especially among the youth including children through peer group influence.
“We’re sensitizing the pupils on the dangers of tobacco and drug abuse in the society and negative impact of it on the entire society especially among the youth and by extension the children.
“We also sensitize them on the dangers and told them not to associate themselves with young people who indulge in drug abuse, both male and female.
Also speaking, Abubakar Lawal who’s an assistance and a member of the club said “We do programme to teach the children the danger of smoking. “The common illness of smokers and fact that the smokers are liable to die young.
Recalled that the WNTD is an annual event marked world wide on every 31 May.