Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003066
Title: Reasons for smoking and its dependence among young population in Chennai
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study is to identify the reasons of smoking and its dependence among young current smokers in Chennai. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Chennai among young current smokers. A questionnaire was set and interviewed them to gather information about the reasons and the dependence level using the Fagerstrom test for nicotine dependence (smoking). Results: Among 300 smokers, 39% reported that relaxation was the major reason to initiate smoking habit. The second most common reason was that they were influenced by their friends. When the dependence level was estimated, 40% of the study subjects showed very high dependence level, whereas 24% of smokers were very low dependence. Conclusion: There is felt the need for smoking cessation programs and necessity for school-based smoking prevention programs for very young smokers and psychological and behavioral intervention should be done as the first-line treatment for those who want to quit smoking.

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    R. Pradeep Kumar1 *, S. Thenmozhi 2 , Lakshmi Thangavelu3

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    1 Reader, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Associate Professor, Department of Counselling Psychology, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. Pradeep Kumar, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    R. Pradeep Kumar1 *, S. Thenmozhi 2 , Lakshmi Thangavelu3

    Title:Reasons for smoking and its dependence among young population in Chennai
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (74-76)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:Young

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Dependence Reasons Smokers Smoking Young

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