Annals of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (ISSN 2835-7132) | Volume 2, Issue 4 | Case Report | Open Access DOI

The Adequacy of Pictorial Warnings to Combat the Tobacco Menace

Chenchulakshmi Vasudevan*

Chenchulakshmi Vasudevan1*, Rakesh Nayak2, Kavleen Kaur Bindra3

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck surgery, India

2Department of Community Medicine, India

3Junior Resident, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, India

*Correspondence to: Chenchulakshmi Vasudevan 

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The world is fast progressing in all fields including healthcare with newer treatment modalities, yet some life-threatening conditions persist. Squamous cell carcinoma of the aerodigestive tract is one such disease, its highest risk factor is tobacco consumption, by curtailing which we can save millions of people from gross morbidity and mortality. The Indian government has taken several steps to do the same. We in our study have aimed to assess the awareness of the ill effects of tobacco among its consumers in the vast majority of rural and suburban populations. We have tried to see how effective the pictorial warnings are as a deterrent and their impact on the consumers.


Tobacco products; Pictorial warnings; Oral cancer; Tobacco and oral cancer; Cancer awareness; Oral squamous cell carcinoma


Chenchulakshmi Vasudevan, Rakesh Nayak, Kavleen Kaur Bindra. The Adequacy of Pictorial Warnings to Combat the Tobacco Menace. Annal of Otol Head and Neck Surg. 2023;2(4):1-4.