World No Tobacco Day 2012
Trinity Care Foundation organized an Anti Tobacco Program on June 15th 2012 on the World No Tobacco Day 2012 Theme - “Tobacco Industry Interference” . The Health Team from Government of Karnataka Health Department, Trinity Care Foundation and M.R Ambedkar Dental College were present in the KSRTC Bus Stand Kanakapura Town, Ramanagara District, Karnataka, India for providing Health Services to the General Public.
The Program intended to create awareness among the people about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption highlighting the ill health effects of smoking to both smokers and non-smokers. An Oral Screening with Health Education on the evils of tobacco was given to the patients and their attendants. Patients were given education about the risk factors associated with tobacco consumption and smoking.
1. Health Education – ill effects of Tobacco
2. Oral Screening – Diagnosis and Referral to M.R Ambedkar Dental College for Further Treatment
3. Dental Treatment – Minor Treatments on the Mobile Dental Unit
World No Tobacco Day 2012 will educate policy-makers and the general public about the tobacco industry’s nefarious and harmful tactics. Tobacco industry interference is the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day.
The campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine global tobacco control efforts. The campaign will focus on the need to expose and counter the tobacco industry’s brazen and increasingly aggressive attempts to undermine the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) because of the serious danger they pose to public health.
Tobacco use is one of the leading preventable causes of death. Each year, the global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people. It is on a track to kill more than 8 million people by 2030, by which time approximately 80% of the deaths would occur in low and middle income countries.
Many patients were diagnosed with oral dental pre-malignant condition and lesions like oral sub-mucous fibrosis, leukoplakia, tobacco quid lesion, smokers palate. Complete oral screening was done and many patients received treatments on the Mobile Dental Unit stationed at the Bus Stand.
Counseling Sessions were also discussed with patients and their attendants. The Program was initiated by Trinity Care Foundation and M.R Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore.