World No Tobacco Day

The Department of Public Health Dentistry observed World No Tobacco Day – 2024 by organizing the following event with support from Puducherry State Tobacco Control Cell:

  • Flash Mob
  • Panel Discussion via PODCAST

Flash Mob​

A musical event was organized by the dept. of Public Health Dentistry at SVGI campus to create awareness about the ill effects of consuming tobacco on 10th June 2024. The event was attended by students from medical, dental, nursing, physiotherapy, pharmacy, and nursing colleges. In addition, pamphlets were also distributed.

Panel discussion via PODCAST

A panel discussion was organized by the Department of Public Health Dentistry on the theme: Protecting children from tobacco industry interface, on 11th June 2024. Dr. Kavipriya, Nodal Officer, NOHP, Puducherry state, and Dr. Bharathalakshmi, Professor and Head, Dept. of Community Medicine, SVMCH&RC were the panelists. Dr. Bharathalakshmi shared her insights on the menace of tobacco affecting children at the community level. Dr. Kavipriya updated on various initiatives taken by the government to prevent the involvement of children in the vicious tobacco cycle.