KIU, Western Campus – The Student Network Organization (SNO) – Africa is organizing an anti-tobacco campaign in the lead up to the World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
As part of events lined up to celebrate the day, SNO is organizing an essay competition where students are required to submit an essay of 100 words and a picture or poster exposing the harm done by tobacco to the youth.
Submissions will be assessed by a panel of five judges who will consider the creativity, originality and impact of a participant’s message to choose a winner.
According to Julius Nuwagaba, the Regional Representative, SNO-Africa, the World No Tobacco Day 2020 global campaign aims to debunk myths and manipulation campaigns by tobacco product companies, equip young people with knowledge about tobacco industries’ “wrong intentions” and empower influencers to protect and defend youth by catalyzing change in the fight against Big Tobacco.
“This is really a big problem for the youth today, especially those in universities. Tobacco product sellers have devised methods of misinforming and misguiding the youth as regards tobacco. So, I encourage students from KIU to participate and be catalysts of change,” Nuwagaba said.
The winner of the essay will get free SNO subscription for three years and free registration for a student conference in Mexico later this year.
All the participants in the essay will also get certificates of participation from SNO and the best 10 submissions will be featured on the SNO website and social media platforms.
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