JAMMU, Sept 4: An anti-tobacco and oral cancer awareness camp was held here today in which dental check-up was also done by Plaksha Foundation under Fit India Mission at Solar Printers Industry, Bari Brahmana.
A team of experts comprising Dr. Gautam Sharma, Dr. Himja Mengi, Dr. Arshiya, Aanchal Devi (nurse) and Inderjeet Shan were present to examine the patient.
Dr. Gautam Sharma while addressing the patients informed that primary cause of oral cancer is chewing of tobacco which includes Khaini, Gutkha, Zarda etc. He said that lung cancer is more common in smokers and advised the patients to take the help of de-addiction centres to get relief from addiction of chewing and smoking tobacco.
Dr. Himja Mengi, founder of Plaksha Foundation and Dr. Arshiya also spoke on the occasion.
Manoj Wadhera and Rakesh Wadhera, Managing Directors of Solar Printers Industry were also present in the camp and presented certificates of appreciation to the doctors who conducted the camp.
Sumeet Gandotra from Colgate-Palmolive provided free samples of Colgate Sensitive toothpastes for the camp.