ECHO (Exchange Cigarettes for Healthier Organs) – World No Tobacco Day 2019

Tobacco is widely used by people around the world, especially people in Indonesia. Tobacco products are products made entirely or partly of leaf tobacco as raw material, which are intended to be smoked, sucked, chewed or snuffed. It contain by materials which are have no benefits moreover can cause diseases including cancer, lung diseases, and cardiovascular diseases. The WHO (World Health Organization) said that tobacco killing more than 7 million people a year, more than 6 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 890.000 are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. In 2017, Dinas Kesehatan Kabupaten Jember said that in Jember 263 productive age people (20-44 years) got Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)  (128 man, 135 woman) and 423 people got Heart Failure (198 man, 225 woman) because of the tobacco. It caused by the lack of awareness how dangerous the tobacco is. From here, SCOPH CIMSA UNEJ held a World No Tobacco Day 2019 campaign project named ECHO (Exchange Cigarettes for Healthier Organs).

Our project was held for four days. The first day on April 18, 2019, we was held a training for members, the second day on April 20, 2019, for the Radiobroadcast, the third day (April 21, 2019) and the last day (April 29, 2019) for Education and Ground Campaign. And we had colaboration with RS Paru Jember, K-Radio Jember, and Social Nursing Corporation (SNC) Nursing Faculty UNEJ.Continue reading