A short excursion into the origin and history of smoking in general and in India in particular was made. Special attention was paid to the negative effects of smoking on human health and common diseases caused by nicotine and second-hand smoking.
The students showed great interest in the information which concerned the state of smoking affairs in India, where the problem is really topical and sharp, as smokers in the country account for 12 % of the total number of smoking population in the world. The students were given numerous recommendations and introduced to methods which help to get rid of this harmful habit endangering their health and life; they were also told about different national ways of celebrating World No Tobacco Day.
Multimedia tools were widely used in the presentation; an exhibition of books on the subject of healthy lifestyle from the library collections was also introduced to the audience.
The presentation was prepared and made by the librarians Polyakova T. V. and Danilova M. O. and organized thanks to the help of associate professors of the Department of Social Sciences and Ukrainian Studies Anistratenko A. V. and Rusnak Yu. M. and senior lecturer Vilka L. Ya.