The Student Activity Unit (UKM) of the Anti-Drug Student Movement (German) State University of Malang (UM) successfully held education on the dangers of conventional cigarettes for the community on the Commemoration of No Tobacco Day (Hartem), Sunday (5/5). The socialization that was held on Jalan Ijen during the car free day received a pretty good response from the public.
Hartem's warning has always been an arena for German UKM members to voice health actions and protect themselves from the dangers of smoking. "So, Hartem is a form of our concern for the community that the dangers of smoking are not only for smokers themselves, but also for those around them, including loved ones," said Helwa, Chairman of German UKM. Apart from being a means of education, socialization about the dangers of smoking is also proven to be able to create a generation that is aware of health, for example by avoiding the use of cigarettes.
In the socialization about the dangers of conventional cigarettes, German SMEs used a unique way. The activists did not immediately tell the smoker to turn off their skirt. "So, to educate the public, what we did was initially talking with smokers about the dangers of smoking, then we put out the cigarette with candy, although it is not uncommon for people to refuse to put out their cigarettes," Helwa explained. In addition, the most important thing is the courage, strong will, and readiness of the activists because in practice unexpected things will happen.
The activists of the German UKM are members who have been nurtured and equipped with knowledge to educate the public about the dangers of conventional cigarettes. In addition, they are students who have attended training held by German UKM. This training aims to foster mental activists to be ready to accept various situations that may occur while conducting socialization or education to the community.
The socialization of the dangers of smoking is very important for society because there are still many who are not aware of the dangers of smoking for the future of the younger generation. "For those who still smoke, let's increase our concern for our loved ones by controlling cigarette use in certain places, but it would be better if we started reducing and even quitting smoking," Helwa said to active smokers. In addition, passive smokers should also remind active smokers not to smoke in public places. In the future, the activists from German UKM are expected to be able to become cadres who are useful and beneficial for the community to provide education in the field of adultery. Sapphira