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TOBACCO CONTROL SCREENING CAMP FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

The Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, in association with the Department of Public Health Dentistry, IGIDS, SBV, conducted a dental screening camp at Rajiv Gandhi Engineering College, Pondicherry, on 21st March 2019. The screening camp mainly focused on tobacco control for college students. Dr. Jagat Reddy, Professor, and Head, Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, IGIDS, delivered a lecture titled “Awareness talk about the ill effects of Tobacco” which was followed by oral screening. A team comprised of 2 Oral Medicine specialist and 8 interns screened 108 students.  Students who are willing to quit the habit were included in the tobacco cessation program and counseled for the same. They were provided with pharmacological substitutes of nicotine (Nicotex) free of cost as a part of the program.

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