Beyond the smokescreen
The New Indian Express|November 21, 2021
ASMA Ahamed is intrigued every time she watches an anti-smoking ad at the beginning of movie screenings.
AZEEFA FATHIMA

An innocuous yet powerful query rattles the 16-year-old girl from Aruppukottai: “Why do people still smoke?”

Nobody had an answer. Asma then felt the need to 'N take it as a campaign to make AL the public aware of the killing smoke. What started as a cigarette-box collection turned into a remarkable display of antismoking messages with 1,000 boxes carrying an awareness message on each. She adds it was an earnest attempt at making a new world record.

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