Patient with known tobacco habit of smoking or smokeless tobacco will be identified in Department of Oral Medicine from routine Out Patients.
After attending the primary complaint of the patient tobacco users will be referred from Comprehensive Dental Clinic (CDC) to Tobacco Cessation Clinic (TCC).
One intern from CDC will be posted in TCC on rotation basis .The patient proforma/ questionnaire regarding the attitude and intention of quitting tobacco will be filled by intern.
Intern should inform regarding patient to faculty in charge and a faculty/PG should attend the patient. Faculty from OMR, Oral Pathology, Public Health Dentistry should be called for detailed history, counselling, treatment and medication.
For patient counselling the service of Institutional Counselor should be utilized.
The attending staffs and councilors have undergone training in Tobacco cessation.
Maintenance and Patient follow-up will be done and Patient register to be maintained.
The medications and adjunct therapeutical items has to be procured and made available for sales in college pharmacy and till which prescription can be given for outside purchase.