A camp was conducted at 40 Quarters, Piplani, on 31-5-17, to commemorate the “World No Tobacco Day” by the department of Oral Medicine & Radiology, PCDS&RC, under the aegis of Indian Academy of Oral Medicine & Radiology. The logistics of the program was managed by CFI, an NGO.
The ill effects of tobacco were elaborated along with the prevalence of cancer and precancer. Methods of tobacco cessation were elaborated along with the importance of self examination for early detection of cancer. The talk was interactive with active participation from the audience.
Patients comprised of children, middle aged and elderly, turned up for oral screening which included mothers and children. A few patients with potentially malignant disorder were diagnosed and referred to PCDS, for further evaluation and treatment. Some patients specifically reported, to be rid of tobacco chewing, and were counseled.