Vice Rector Filip Lardon (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences) gives lectures on smoking to teenagers and children. He has already won several prizes with his awareness campaign.
The anti-smoking project “A touchy subject... for nicoteenagers” has mainly focused on teenagers so far, but on the Day Against Tabacco (31st of May), Lardon added a primary school to his lecture program. And for good reason. ‘I think it's important to start as young as possible, because nowadays a lot of very young children are already vaping,’ he says. ‘That is a problem.’
I will continue to fight for a smoke-free generation.
In his lecture, Lardon explains how cancer develops and what the harmful effects of smoking are on your health – all at a child's level. Goal? Creating a smoke-free generation. 'After all, if we make young people aware of the harmful effects of smoking now, the problem could be extinct within twenty years. I will continue to fight for that,’ Lardon says.