Department of Oral Medicine& radiology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, celebrated “World No-Tobacco Day,” with enthusiastic participation from Faculty and Students, on 31st May, 2019 under the guidance and support of our Honorable Chancellor – Dr. N.M. Veeraiyan, Honorable Director- Dr.DeepakNallasamyand Dean , Saveetha Dental College - Dr. SheejaVerghese
Anti-Tobacco Day or World No Tobacco Day is observed on 31 May worldwide every year. This annual event is organized by World Health Organization (WHO) to make people aware and educated them about the harmful effects of tobacco on health and causes several diseases like tooth decay, cancer, cardiovascular disease, staining of teeth etc.The theme of World No Tobacco Day or Anti-Tobacco Day 2019 is "Tobacco and Lung Health".
In accordance with WHO , Our department had organized a unique patient education program where several video campaigns ( short films ) based on the central theme of tobacco ill effects and tobacco cessation were screened and this was followed by educating the patients . We educated the people about the negative impact of tobacco on, it may also cause cancer. Dr.Mogit gupta, in collaboration with the other staffs of Oral Medicine department and PGs who organized the education program were very happy with the response of the public and were encouraged to do further such activities in the future .