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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 123
Tobacco cessation in India: A contemporary issue in public health dentistry


1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, S. D. M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, M. S. Ramaiah Dental College and Hospital, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Ramya Kalyanpur
Department of Public Health Dentistry, S. D. M. College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Dharwad
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-9290.99061

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In India, tobacco use is incredibly linked to poverty and accounts for the high public health costs of treating tobacco-related diseases. Dental public health programs aid in detecting the tobacco-related periodontal diseases, oral cancers, etc., where the majority belongs to the submerged portion of iceberg, which otherwise leads to substantial morbidity and mortality. Moreover, public health dentists plays a key role in identifying both clinical and subclinical cases and aid in tobacco use cessation through various modes of health education and counseling. Therefore, the community-based measures are deemed to be the most cost-effective tool for tobacco cessation.


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