ECHO (Exchange Cigarette for Healthier Organs)

Name of the activity: ECHO (Exchange Cigarette for Healthier Organs)

Country/NMO: Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI)

Program: Healthy Lifestyles & Non-Communicable Diseases

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

On March 9th-12th, SCOPH CIMSA UNEJ held an event called ECHO (Exchange Cigarette for Healthier Organs) in order to celebrate the World No Tobacco Day. The members were given a training about how to educate others and ask them to stop smoking. We finally went to some other faculties. We educate a group of people who were having their free time and absolutely with holding their cigarettes. We gave a little education about the effect of cigarettes for both the smokers and the environment, also about how to stop smoking. We also ask the whether they want to trade their cigarettes with probiotic drinks. We invited our honorable speaker, dr. Hendry Cleodora Romeo from RS Paru Jember to have his time presenting about cigarette and its danger. The seminar was attended by more than 30 undergraduate students of Universitas Jember. We also gave some free probiotic drinks as a reward for the first 25 audiences.

Focus area:

Prevention of NCDs and Health Promotion

Problem statement:

In 2017, according to the Jember District Health Office, the prevalence of disease Chronic Obstruction Lung (COPD) in Jember Regency for the productive age community (20-44 year) totaling 263 cases with details of 128 cases attacking men and 135 attack women. While the prevalence of heart failure in the productive age reaches 423 cases with details of 198 cases attacking men and 225 cases attacking women.

Target groups:

Medical students, Other Students


Medical students, Other Students

Objectives and indicators of success:


• The target community can play a role as a peer educator who is good at educating others

related to the dangers of smoking.

• Increase awareness of Jember University students about the importance of taking care of themselves

from smoking habits.

• Educating University of Jember students regarding the losses arising from smoking

both from the health and social-economic aspects.

• Train OC who is also a medical student in educating students

University of Jember regarding non communicable disease due to smoking.

• Train OC in organizing good project-based programs in the business for

improve public health

Success Indicator

Knowledge increase by 80% or more

• Cigarettes that are exchanged with the committee’s consumm amount to a minimum of 20 sticks


The campaign was carried out by visiting people who were smoking in the area

campus. Pre-test is given first to find out students’ knowledge about the danger

cigarettes. After that, education was given through infographics and closed with posttest. At the end of the campaign,

students are offered to exchange cigarettes with probiotic drinks.

The seminar was held by bringing speakers from the Lung Hospital and inviting audiences

from all faculties at the University of Jember. The seminar is held for 2 hours, with 90 minutes

material and 30 minutes of question and answer.

Plans for evaluation:

by giving quisioner to target group for this activity

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