Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003128
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practice on smoking habits among the adolescents in urban areas
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Adolescents are the most vulnerable population to initiate tobacco use. It is now well established that most of the adult users of tobacco start tobacco use in childhood or adolescence. There has been a perceptible fall in smoking in the developed countries after realization of the harmful effects of tobacco. The tobacco companies are now aggressively targeting their advertising strategies in developing countries like India. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire of 13 questions was prepared online in survey planet website. 100 teenagers aging between 13 and 20 years took up the survey, of which 58 were male and 42 were female. The results were analyzed. Results: When a survey was conducted online among adolescents aging from 13 to 20 years in an urban city like Chennai, the results were found to be decent. It was found that about 72% of the people have not smoked. Conclusion: Smoking prevention programs should aim at identifying risk groups and finding measures to protect this vulnerable group of people from initiation of this practice. Adolescents should be counseled on the effects of keeping bad company and advised to choose their friends wisely.

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    Neha Sharma1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *, Vinothkumar Sengottaiyan2

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha dental college and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha dental college and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    Neha Sharma1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *, Vinothkumar Sengottaiyan2

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practice on smoking habits among the adolescents in urban areas
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (312-315)
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    Methodology:Adolescents, Smoking, a Survey
    Research Materials:Tobacco, Urban

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Adolescents Smoking Survey Tobacco Urban

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