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Dr. D.Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College & Research Centre, Pimpri

World No Tobacco Day

Monday, May 31, 2021 |Online |Events


On occasion of ‘World No Tobacco Day 2021’, NSS Unit and Department of Practice of Medicine with IQAC of Dr. D. Y. Patil Homoeopathic Medical College and Research Centre had organized a lecture on 31/05/2021 at 2:30 pm to 3.30 pm on the virtual platform. Topic for this online lecture was “Quit tobacco to be a winner”; as per the theme of year 2021. Dr. Sahana Hegde (MDS), HOD & Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College Pune, was invited as the speaker for the same.

Total 108 participants (Male – 19 and Females - 89) attended the lecture which included 26 NSS Volunteers (Males- 05 & Females – 21); 19 teaching staff (Male – 06 & Females - 13). Session started with a warm welcome which was followed by a brief introduction of Dr. Sahana Hegde, given by Dr. V. R. Gandhi (HOD & Professor, Department of Practice of Medicine).

Dr. Sahana explained in detail about the ill effects of Tobacco consumption, she also shared her practical experiences of tobacco abstinence in patients. She briefly explained the protocol for tobacco deaddiction and the withdrawal symptoms as well as the guidelines of managing such withdrawal symptoms. The session was very informative. The activity was concluded with the vote of thanks given by Dr. Swati Malvade (Assistant NSS Program Officer).

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