36P - Evaluation of a tobacco cessation clinic in South India - where do we stand?
|Date||28 March 2014|
|Session||Lunch and poster display session|
|Topics|| Cancer Aetiology, Epidemiology, Prevention
|Citation||Journal of Thoracic Oncology (2014) 9 (Supplement 9): S7-S52. 10.1097/JTO.0000000000000131|
B. Sivanesan1, P. Alagappan2, T. Balaji3
India is the second largest consumer of tobacco in the world with an estimated 120 million smokers and 75 million smokeless tobacco users. In India, the annual deaths from smoking are expected to rise from the present 930,000 to 1 million during 2010’s. In the west, the effectiveness of smoking cessation programmes are well established. Smoking cessation programmes are few and far in India. We evaluated a pilot tobacco cessation clinic at a tertiary Cancer Care Centre in South India.