The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 people are exposed to second-hand smoke. Unless we act, it will kill up to 8 million people by 2030, of which more than 80% will live in low-and middle-income countries.
The alarming rise of the tobacco epidemic demands as immediate clarion call to raise public awareness. It is now highly evident that tobacco
use is one of the leading preventable causes of death. In recognition of the World No Tobacco Day on May 31st , Department of Public Health Dentistry,
Saveetha Dental College organized an 'Anti tobaco'public awareness rally named “Say Yes to Life and No to Tobacco”,as a part of it an “Anti Tobacco Awareness And Screening Campaign” at kuthampakkam village, Thandalam ,Chennai on 30 th may 2015.