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Tobacco cessation counselling by dentists and patient’s perception in rural areas of India

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Author Details : Digjeet Kaur Monga*, Sumit Bhateja, Geetika Arora

Volume : 2, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 54-58

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Tobacco consumption is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity. 90% of the deaths by lung cancer are caused by it. About 50% of smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD]. There are approximately 120 million smokers in India. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India is home to 12% of the world’s smokers. More than 1 million people die every year due to tobacco related illnesses. Dentist can play an important role and contribute to the reduction of tobacco use by educating patients about its usage and smoking cessation strategies. Tobacco cessation significantly reduces the risk of dying from tobacco-related diseases. In this article, we discuss tobacco cessation, its strategies, role of dentists, patient’s attitude, and awareness in rural areas.

Keywords: Tobacco cessation counselling, Role of dentists, Second hand smokers, Strategies to quit tobacco, Rural areas of India.

How to cite : Monga D K, Bhateja S, Arora G , Tobacco cessation counselling by dentists and patient’s perception in rural areas of India. Int J Aesthet Health Rejuvenation 2019;2(3):54-58

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