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World NO Tobacco day “Awareness Initiative”

Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital is conducting a Public awareness program on 31st May 2016.

On the occasion of “WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY” on 31/05/2016, the department of ENT- HNS and the department of pulmonology are jointly planning to hold a public awareness program.

The ill effects of tobacco chewing & smoking will be highlighted & posters will be displayed at RRMC Hospital lobby in front of the registration counter.

The program schedule is as follows:

1. Welcome address by Dr.T.M.Nagaraj, prof & HOD of ENT-HNS 11-am
2.“The dreadful effect of oral laryngeal cancers on mankind /humanity” Speaker Dr. Prashanth .V Assistant professor, RRMCH. Between 11.05Am to 11.20
3.“Smoking and lung cancer” Speaker Dr.Mohan Rao, prof & HOD of pulmonologist RRMCH between 11.25 am to 11.45 am.
4.“Quit tobacco- NOW or never”– Invited guest speaker –Dr.Vishal Rao head & Neck oncologist, HCG Hospital health consultant Govt, of Karnataka & WHO
5. Vote of tanks – Dr.Praveen kumar Followed by high tea

“All are welcome”



Tobacco is consumed in various forms like smoking, chewing, hookah etc. It continues to be a major health and environmental hazard. Tobacco smoking is an addiction which can affect the young and adults and if continued can lead to serious, crippling diseases. It can cause infertility, intrauterine deaths and premature births in females.In addition Tobacco can cause cancer in mouth, tongue, voice box, lung, uterus, urinary bladder. Chronic smoking can lead to debilitating chronic bronchitis, heart disease with heart attacks and hypertension.

Tobacco industry, tries to influence smokers at a young age, usually 15yrs, when the boys are prone to the addiction because of nicotine in tobacco.

WHO has been observing 13th may every year as NO TOBACCO DAY to draw global attention to wide spread tobacco use and its negative health effects. This year’s theme is

“GET READY FOR PLAIN PACKAGING”

On the occasion of NO TOBACCO DAY the department of ENT- head & Neck surgery along with the department of Pulmonology, Rajarajeswari Medical College & Hospital, Kambipura, Mysore Road, and B’lore 74, successfully conducted a public awareness program against TOBACCO usage in all forms.

On 31st May between 11.00am to 12.30 noon, department of ENT –HNS & department of Pulmonary Medicine jointly hosted an event in RRMCH lobby in front of registration counter to highlight the ill effects on human body due to the misuse and abuse of tobacco & related compounds.

Attention was drawn from people, especially the youth who were misled & misguided by cheap publicity and easy availability of the tobacco related compounds.

The meeting started with the introductory talk by Dr.T.M.Nagaraj, Prof & HOD of ENT –HNS. Followed by a speech “The effects of smoking on lungs” by Dr. K.N. Mohan Rao, Prof & HOD of Pulmonary Medicine and finally by Dr.Prashanth.V, Assistant professor of ENT, on the topic “ORAL CANCER AND TOBACCO”. The program was attended by our honourable guests Dean, Additional medical Director, Medical Superintendent, Departmental HODs, Pre–Para Medical & clinical staff, office staff and the public at large. The message “Smoking & Tobacco usage causes untimely death and Chronis health related issues” was passed on to all the participants and the event was a huge success.

A 20 minutes skit on ill effects of tobacco was performed by ENT PG Students to increase awareness on quitting smoking.

The meeting was well attended by around 65 staff and the public.

Dr.K.N.Mohan Rao
Prof & HOD of Pulmonary Medicine
RRMCH

Dr.T.M.Nagaraj
Prof & HOD of ENT & HNS
RRMCH

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