Sunday, November 27, 2022

DTCC organises sensitisation programme for Mon police

A sensitization programme on “tobacco use and its harmful effects on human” was jointly organised by District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) Mon and Police Department Mon Thursday at Council Hall, Mon.
In a press release, DTCC Mon stated that during the programme, resource person, DNO-NTCP Mon, Dr. I. Simon Sumi stressed on the rapid increase of oral cancer cases in the country and Nagaland in particular, and added that 90% of oral cancer in India was due to tobacco consumption.
Highlighted the gathering on oral diseases caused by tobacco such as leukoplakia/erythroplakia, ulceration, Oral Sub-Mucous Fibrosis (OSMF), he urged the participants to go for a medical check-up if there was any sign of OSMF like stiffness of fibers, mouth opening restriction etc.
Dr. Simon also demonstrated some oral physiotherapy for persons with OSMF.
Speaking on the occasion, Superintendent of Police (SP) Mon, Imnalensa urged the jawans to be a responsible citizen and to quit tobacco before it affects their loved ones.
Lamenting that tobacco usage has become a “new normal”, he said tobacco addiction was a challenge being fought by many people. He then encouraged the jawans to spread the message of ill effects of tobacco to friend, families, relatives and loved ones.

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