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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 71-73

Assessment of outcomes of a hospital-based tobacco cessation intervention program: A retrospective study

1 Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2 Lecturer, Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, People's Dental Academy, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, HKDET'S Dental College and Hospital, Humnabad, Karnataka, India
4 Assistant professor, Department of Quality Assurance, Bharti Vidyapeet college of Pharmacy, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Nilesh Arjun Torwane
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saraswati Dhanwantari Dental College, Parbhani, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpcdr.ijpcdr_19_21

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Background: Tobacco use among adult Indian population is 34.6% by Global adult tobacco survey (2016–2017) reported 6.8 crores urban, 19.9 crores rural Indians are tobacco consumers. M. P state fact file declares highest tobacco consumers residing in Madhya Pradesh. Methodology: The current study is an individual as well as community-based tobacco intervention program, to evaluate the trends of tobacco use, awareness related to tobacco hazard, quit tobacco regime, withdrawal, relapse in post intervention follow-up. Results: In the total regime of 3 months starting from detox groundwork of body for cessation to behavior modification, phase of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to pharmacological intervention at spaced out follow-up the graph gradually declined down of individuals positively motivated for quitting. Conclusion: Tobacco cessation (quitting) with behavior modification, NRT, and Pharmacological mode is a relatively novel approach of tobacco control in India. It is considered to be the most cost-effective intervention as compared to other tobacco control programs and other approaches of reducing tobacco menace.

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