Mouth Health

THE COMMUNICATION GAP : Tobacco and Gum Health

Dr. Swati Gupta Being a Periodontist, I come across patients with the common complaint of bleeding gums. Most of these patients are smokers and fall in the age group of 21-70 years. They all have a very common reaction when I tell them about their poor gum health: “ I have never had pain, so […]

Environment Health

तम्बाकू के चेहरे।

डॉ. आकांक्षा जयसवाल अगर आप 80s  या 90s दशक के टी. वी. प्रोग्रामों से परिचित हैं, तो इस एैड को मिनटों में पहचान जाएंगे। via GIPHY दहेज की असामाजिक प्रथा पर संदेश देता हुआ ये एैड कुछ ही समय में  इतना लोकप्रिय हो गया था, कि हर बच्चा इसकी लाईने बोल लेता था। उस समय में फिल्म […]

Environment Health

Tobacco and Its Many Contexts.

Dr. Akanksha Jaiswal If you were fortunate enough to watch Indian television in the 80s 90s, or even the early 2000s, you might recognize this ad. via GIPHY   Complete with a social message, this ad quickly attained an iconic status, so much so that every kid knew its tagline. This was at a time […]

Environment Health

तम्बाकू और भारत

डॉ आकांक्षा जायसवाल  स्वास्थय मंत्रालय के आॅंकड़ों के अनुसार छब्बीस करोड़ भारतीय तम्बाकू का सेवन करते हैं। गुटखा, खैनी, मिसरी जैसे तम्बाकू उत्पादों  के सेवन में भारत दुनिया में सबसे आगे है। चूँकि तम्बाकू के सेवन से मुंह का कैंसर होता है, यह कैंसर भारतीयों में  सबसे आमतौर पर होने वाली बीमारियों में गिना जाने लगा है। और सबसे दुखद […]

Environment Health

India and Tobacco

Dr. Akanksha Jaiswal   While the author has had excellent role models in her teachers at dental school, there are many myths and misinformation about tobacco that need to be talked about. Consider this – about 26.7 crore (or 267 million) people ages 15 and above in India use tobacco (smoking or smokeless) according to […]

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