TOBACCO CONSUMPTION AND OTHER RELATED HABITS RECORDED IN PATIENTS, ON “WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2019” IN SIR SYED DENTAL HOSPITAL
World Health Organization (WHO) and universal associates organize “World No Tobacco Day (WNTD)” every year, on 31 May. The purpose of this campaign every year is to provide awareness on the lethal and harmful effects of tobacco use and passive smoking and to discourage the consumption of tobacco in any formula. Currently mortality and morbidity rates are also increasing in urban and rural areas due to continuous use of tobacco, alcohol and other related habits. Frequent use of tobacco and alcohol affects the mouth first and is also responsible for the development of different oral diseases including oral cancer.
Therefore, the purpose of this study was to find out the frequency of tobacco, alcohol and other related habits in patients who were seeking free dental check up’s on “World No Tobacco Day,” at Sir Syed Dental Hospital, Qayummabad, Karachi, and to provide awareness of tobacco and alcohol among them. The data were collected on “World No Tobacco Day 2019.” Male (63) and female (83) patients of age range from 10 to 90 years old were analysed through medical records. In this study 24% of patients were reported with significant habits. Among smokeless tobacco 16.5% and smoking 15%, consumption of different Smokeless tobacco products was slightly higher.
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