Professor, Dept of Public Health Dentistry, ITS Dental College, India
Dr Ipseeta Menon, is presently working as Professor, Dept of Public Health Dentistry, in ITS Dental College, Ghaziabad. She has attended and presented papers in many National and International Conferences. She has authored books in her specialty. She has many National and International publications to her credit. She is in the editorial board for many National Journals, and reviewer for reputed International Journals. She has won many laurels in the field of Public Health Dentistry. She was awarded the Excellence in PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY AWARD - Indian Health Professional Award in 2017.
Today’s generations should be made responsible in understanding the devastating nature of tobacco consumption amounting to severe health, social, environmental and economic disaster to one’s self and his country. Tobacco products cause incredible addictiveness to their consumers and hence require constant support from health care providers to help them quit the same. Tobacco Cessation is the only intervention method which has the potential to reduce tobacco-related morbidity and mortality in the short- and medium-term. Tobacco Cessation has the range of techniques including motivation, advice and guidance, counseling, telephone and internet support and appropriate pharmaceutical aids. Given the high prevalence of tobacco use, even small steps towards tobacco cessation have the potential to produce major health benefits. As tobacco consumption is a chronic addiction, repeated reinforcements, opportunity-based interventions are most effective in addressing physical dependence and modifying deeply ingrained patterns of beliefs and behavioral related issues. In 2003, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found from self-reports that 41% of current smokers (20.2 million) had tried to quit smoking for 1 or more days within the previous 12 months. Unfortunately, most smokers are not successful in quitting, primarily because they are addicted to nicotine. Cognitive behavioral methods are the bench mark for counseling programs and can be offered by trained counselors, psychologists, or clinicians. Curiosity is associated with various forms of tobacco advertising. Curiosity can act as an early warning signal for potential future tobacco users and limit exposure to tobacco among potential users.