Anti-tobacco campaigners, who are holding a four-day camp in Jogabai Community Centre in Batla House, are working with locals.
“We had gone to sensitise the local shopkeepers about the camp. We interacted with many and asked them to visit the camp so that they too can get rid of smoking habit if they possess one. The response is positivr,” said Kaushendra Singh, who is part of the team of the campaign being organised by BSES.
The campaigners said more than 75 residents have visited the centre in the last two days and many were being counselled how to end smoking. A few residents were seen interacting with the team, including a senior consultant who has been working in this field for long time and appreciated their work.
“On Saturday my friend came to this camp and was well impressed. Today I asked him about smoking, he told me that he has quit smoking. I asked him and came to this camp and I am well impressed. If somebody can give up smoking in a day then there is nothing wrong in trying my hand. These people are doing a wonderful job and I appreciate their work,” said Afzal Imam, who was seen getting counselling form the team members.
He said these people are doing a great job by saving you from smoking, a killer habit.
A few residents who were at the centre praised the work of the anti-tobacco campaigners of whom many were students from Delhi University and had come from far places and first timer to Jamia Nagar.
The camp has the backing of Okhla MLA Amanatullah Khan also as his banner was also seen at the camp.