Many people in PNG love their Buai.
Many people enjoy chewing as part of cultural events.
However, a betel nut addiction is associated with poorer health.
With our World No Buai Day Campaign, which starts on August 4th, we look forward to supporting the better health of all people.
Changing the habits of a lifetime requires thinking, planning and support and we hope our resource pack and support message register helps any chewer to improve the chances of a longer and healthier life.
Why does B4H wants to reduce buai chewing?
In PNG we expect another 42,000 new cases of Tuberculosis disease, and at least 5000 people will lose their life to TB this year. Intense betel nut habits are associated with poorer health and higher rates of TB, HIV, typhoid and CANCER.
Chewing is no longer accepted as part of a health promoting workplace.
Businesses for Health is a not for profit association. Our mission is to reduce the burden of Tuberculosis on people in PNG. Our target is workplaces because a well managed case of TB will save lives, improve health and profits. This year we are combining forces with the PNG Cancer Foundation to help us get more people to reduce their chewing habit.
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Chart your progress toward ending your work week chewing habit
Ask a colleague, family member or friend to join you in the challenge or support you to manage your betel nut addiction
Keep track of when you chew and who chew with is an important step in changing your habit.
Monitoring the cost of your habit can also help motivate you to reduce your chewing.
Resource Pack contains:
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