|Makrand Sapat, Mukesh Kumar Kashyap, Prachet Dakshinkar, Shrenik Oswal,Kshipra Tiwari, Dipmala Bhowmik|
Background:Dentists have a duty to promote oral health and healthy lifestyles among their patients, by raising their awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco on health and guiding
them in conquering tobacco addiction. Students demonstrate competence in tobacco cessation
counseling as part of the clinical practical examination in comprehensive risk assessment. The aim of the study was to examine the attitudes of these dental students toward tobacco cessation
Materials and methods: The study area was the Dental colleges in Chhattisgarh, India. The study population for the study was comprised of third year, final year, and interns of two different Dental colleges chosen randomly to collect the data. The questionnaire includes socio
demographic information (gender and study level), and questions on attitudes, awareness of
smoking cessation, willingness to provide cessation services, and barriers to smoking cessation advice in the Dental setting. Additionally, questions were asked about attitude and opinions regarding current level of interest in receiving training and introduction of Tobacco cessation course in Dental curriculum.