Jordanian Students Launch a “No Smoking University” Campaign

“No Smoking University" Campaign
(Photo: Jordan News Agency)
AMMAN — In response to the COVID Pandemic, Jordanian university students have launched a "No Smoking Universities" campaign with a near return to mainstream education, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Hashim Al-Shubki, a student at the University of Petra said that campaigners were seeking to expand its reach across campus at the beginning of the first semester, adding that the campaign is seeking to help and motivate students to quit smoking and create a friendly environment on campus.

The campaign, promoted through Social Media accounts, targets all Jordanian universities.

Dr. Rasha Al-Yaqub from University of Petra-Faculty of Media noted that the "Universities without Smoking" campaign focused on the negatives and disadvantages of smoking and made university students aware that the future of their health was linked to quitting smoking, noting the need for a healthy academic atmosphere and a positive image of the campus.

President of the Jordan University Federation for Tobacco Control and Smoking, Dr. Zainab Al-Kilani, said that the awareness campaigns on the effects of smoking adopted by students were of great importance because students sent their messages directly to their colleagues, which had the effect of convincing them in addition to other ways of raising awareness.

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