Webinar Training: A panel discussion on “Endgame of Tobacco” for Protecting the Next Generation

Authors

  • Anil Purohit
  • Priyakanta Nayak
  • Rhea Gupta
  • Pankaj Chaturvedi
  • Rati Godrej
  • Jagdish Harsh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16485

Keywords:

Webinar, Tobacco, JSPH, Poornima

Abstract

Background: Jodhpur School of Public Health, Poornima University hosted an interactive and live global
webinar session on the topic of “Endgame of Tobacco: Protecting Next Generation’’ on 6th June 2020. Eight
panelists gathered to discuss the use of new innovative technology, prevention efforts, and future directions
to address India’s tobacco epidemic
Finding: It was revealed that tobacco kills 13.5 lakh people every year and if the tobacco epidemic is
not controlled, 1 billion people will die in this century. The tobacco industry and the challenges in India’s
healthcare system to promote tobacco cessation services play a significant role in fueling this tobacco
epidemic. Smokeless tobacco and second-hand smoke are also significantly contributing to negative health
outcomes, particularly amongst women and children. Although there have been efforts to increase the
number of cessation clinics, there has been a lack of concerted integration to equip the health system with
tobacco cessation services
Conclusion: Going forward, it is suggested that cessation efforts should be combined into one integrated
program with the use of technology to create effective strategies to increase quit attempts and ultimately
reduce the prevalence of tobacco use.

Author Biographies

Anil Purohit

Founder & Chairperson, Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)

Priyakanta Nayak

Associate Professor, Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)

Rhea Gupta

Intern, Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)

Pankaj Chaturvedi

Visiting Professor, Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)

Rati Godrej

Visiting Professor, Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)

Jagdish Harsh

Associate Professor,Jodhpur School of Public Health (JSPH)

Published

2021-07-19

How to Cite

Purohit, A. ., Nayak, P. ., Gupta, R. ., Chaturvedi, P. ., Godrej, R. ., & Harsh, J. . (2021). Webinar Training: A panel discussion on “Endgame of Tobacco” for Protecting the Next Generation. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 12(4), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v12i4.16485