Vivek Oberoi helps transgenders fight against tobacco


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Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi is not only an outstanding actor, but has also promoted several noble causes including girl child education among others. At present, the WHO anti-tobacco spokesperson has taken up an initiative of convincing people to Kick the butt.

The 41-year-old actor cum businessman, who has given up smoking since the past fifteen years, recently conducted tobacco awareness workshops with 3000 police personnel, 1000 BEST employees and 450 junior artistes working across film industries. He urged them to go tobacco free in their day to day life.

Vivek is also focusing on the transgender community. In an interview with Mumbai Mirror, the actor said, “We had screened 500 transgenders as a part of our precancer detection camp, out of which 75 per cent consume tobacco in various forms. After interacting with many of them, it was delightful to see many of them kick the butt after 15 years or more. This was possible due to the intervention of the Cancer Patients Aids Association (CPAA) with whom I’ve been working closely for the last decade.”

He has even felicitated five transgenders — Vikram R Shinde, Madhuri Sarode Sharma, Priya Patil, Mahi Gupta and Mona Kamble — last month for embracing this lifestyle change.(Also Read: Vivek Oberoi ignores a question on Salman Khan)

Furthermore, the actor went on to urge everyone to implement this and adapt a healthier lifestyle.