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|Jump to full article: Ghanaian Chronicle (gh), 2011-06-24|
Author: From Edmond Gyebi, Tamale
The Northern Regional Deputy Director of Public Health Services, Dr. Jacob Mahama, has cautioned headmasters and teachers against the habit of smoking on school compounds, or sending school children to buy them cigarettes during school hours.
According to Dr. Mahama, about 99.9% of school children regard their headmasters and teachers as role models or mentors in society and, therefore, see whatever behaviour those leaders put up as the best of behaviours, and then try at most times to exemplify them as they grow.
The Public Health Expert, who was addressing some journalists in Tamale, as part of the Northern Regional Ghana Health Service’s quarterly media sensitisation programme, hinted that smoking among children of school-going age had assumed alarming proportions, especially in the three Northern regions.
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