Some of the adult smokers confess to have been initiated to cigarette smoking as teenagers or earlier, recent studies by the Global Atlas shows that more than 5, 000 children within the age bracket of 10 to 14 years smoke tobacco in Malawi, these children are at risk of developing smoking addiction at a tender age.
Youths have critical and powerful voice in leading a smoke free generation by encouraging their peers to be smoke-free, sharing tobacco harm related material, standing up to the tobacco industry and its deceptive marketing, and urging elected leaders to take action.
In September, 2019, seventy-seven youthful volunteer ambassadors from a diverse academic and professional backgrounds successfully completed a three-day online orientations to the field of THR and earned certificates of participation. Click here to learn more about the volunteer ambassadors orientations.
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