January 30, 2015
As part of the Department of Health (DOH) national anti-smoking campaign, the municipal health office of Alfonso is conducting anti-smoking seminars such as in Luksuhin National High School in Alfonso, Cavite. IPP Klaus first provided a lecture about teenage pregnancy while BCP Casey lectured about the ill effects of smoking including the danger of second hand smoking. It was also explained that in addition to addiction by nicotine itself thousands of chemicals are used to make cigarettes more addictive to boost the sales of cigarettes. Seven dentistry interns from the University of Philippines joined such lectures as their project, stressing the ill effects of smoking as it pertains to oral health. Medical doctors and representatives of DOH also presented slide shows along with statistics and suggested solutions.