“WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY”
FRIDAY, MAY 31,2019
10.00AM - 3.00PM
On account of “WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY” Anti-tobacco campaign was organised by the Department of Public health dentistry, Oral medicine and radiology along with Oral pathology and microbiology of RVS Dental college and hospital.
The event primarily focused on encouraging users to quit tobacco of various forms and creating awareness about the ill-effects of tobacco. With proactive participation of 450 members comprises of staffs and students of RVS dental college and hospital, 2 main events were organised.
As of first event, a rally was conducted by the department of Oral medicine and radiology along with the department of Oral pathology and microbiology at RVS dental college and hospital, kannampalayam- sulur campus comprising of Engineering, Nursing, Siddha medical and college of pharmacy to create awareness among patients and students of various colleges with the campus.
During the rally, public awareness placards were displayed to inform about the adverse effects of smoking and chewing tobacco. Pledge was taken by all against tobacco usage. As a sign of support, all the faculty and students wore white hat with a ”No tobacco slogan” in it. Students put up a game show with wonderful face painting conveying the message to quit usage of tobacco. Awareness talks were given by our principal Dr.Mohan gundappa.
Second part of the event, conducted by the Department of Public health dentistry for the general public, TNSTC employees at singanallur bus stand, eastern part of the city of Coimbatore.
“Tobacco awareness activities” constituted a rally with posters and slogans on quitting tobacco. Tobacco awareness skit, folk play and still act was performed by Interns of RVS dental college and hospital. Around 500 tobacco awareness pamphlets were distributed to the general public of which about 600 peoples witnessed and benefitted from the Anti-tobacco campaign.
A short film on “Tobacco and lung health” was shot and uploaded in youtube by final year students of RVS dental college and hospital for creating awareness among young adults. ( Link- https://youtu.be/jGxeYXsVEgc).
All the events of the Anti-tobacco
campaign was successfully organised and conducted by the faculties of the above
said department and students under the guidance of Dr.Mohan gundappa, Principal
and Dr.Ranjana mohan, Vice-principal of RVS dental college and hospital.
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