Tuesday, July 3, 2012

World No Tobacco Day 2012 Theme

Trinity Care Foundation organized an Anti Tobacco Program on June 15th 2012 on the World No Tobacco Day Theme 2012.  “Tobacco Industry Interference” was the theme.

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.

Health Education 
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.

The Program focused  on :
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. 
Oral Screening 

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.

A tobacco ban on tobacco marketing can substantially reduce tobacco consumption and consequently tobacco related deaths and disease. We have to look into the causes of tobacco usage and think of new strategies to curb it, said  Dr. Umashankar G K, Trinity Care Foundation.
Dental Treatments

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 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 Government of Karnataka Health Department, Trinity Care Foundation and M.R Ambedkar Dental College.

Trinity Care Foundation is a Non Governmental Organization focusing on Craniofacial SurgeriesSchool Health and Outreach Health Programs in Karnataka, India.
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