5 November 2014

World No Tobacco Day Poster Competition (May 31, 2014)

Cancer accounts for one in eight deaths globally. In the 20th century, the tobacco epidemic killed 100 million people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization\'s (WHO) 2008 report, the global tobacco epidemic will cause more than 8 million deaths every year by 2030, unless urgent action is taken. An estimated 80% of these deaths will occur in developing countries.  

Joining the global crusade against Tobacco, Resource Academia participated in the \'No Tobacco\' Poster Contest 2014 organized by Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. The poster contest was in line with the \'World, No Tobacco Day\' on May 31, 2014. Students from Grades 1 to O3 designed posters that highlighted the negative effects of smoking. These posters were judged by a committee and names of winners were displayed on the Hospital website. The Art teachers at the Pre-Junior, Middle and Senior Campuses are appreciated for the guidance and support that they provided to the participants.