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Law enforcers sensitized on harmful effects of Tobacco consumption

police tobacco

Dimapur, October 27: Sensitization programme on “Tobacco Use and its Harmful effects on human” was organized by District Tobacco Control Cell (DTCC) Mon in collaboration with Police Department Mon at Council hall on October 27 with Dr. I. Simon Sumi, DNO-NTCP Mon as resource person.
Dr. I Simon stressed on the rapid increase of oral cancer cases in our country and Nagaland in particular. He said 90% of oral cancer in India is due to consumption of tobacco.
He further stated the oral diseases caused by tobacco such as leukoplakia/erythroplakia, ulceration, Oral Sub-Mucous Fibrosis (OSMF) etc.
He urged the participants to regularly go for a medical check-up if there is any sign of OSMF like stiffness of fibers, mouth opening restriction etc.
Dr. Simon later demonstrated some Oral physiotherapy which a person with OSMF should practice in their regular life.
Speaking on the occasion, Imnalensa, IPS Superintendent of Police Mon motivated the participants through his personal experience. He urged the jawans to be a responsible citizen and to quit tobacco before it affects our loved ones.
He further stated that tobacco is a new normal and its addiction is a challenge which most of us are fighting. He later encouraged the jawans to spread the message of ill effects of tobacco to friend, families, relatives and loved ones.
There was also a screening towards the end of the programme.
(Page News Service)