Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003131
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and perception on smoking habits in adolescents in rural area (Thiruvallur district)
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Smoking is one of the leading causes of preventable death globally. Smoking generally has negative health effects because smoke inhalation inherently poses challenges to various physiologic processes such as respiration. Apparently smoking is the wrong choice which numerous adults get addicted to in their young age.. Hence, this survey was conducted to create awareness about the effect of smoking among adolescents. Materials and Methods: The survey was undertaken among 200 adolescent school children of around 13–19 age group of St. Claret Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Thiruninravur, and informed concerned was obtained from the participants. Of 200 students, 69 were willing to participate in the study. The survey instrument was a pre-prepared questionnaire eliciting information about the attitude and perception on smoke. The obtained responses were tabulated and analyzed. Results: From the survey, it is recorded that about 40.4% of the participants started smoking at the age of 13–15, which we call it as the initiation of the teenage. Majority of the adolescents start up with this habit due to the bad influences from their peers, family members, and also of curiosity and venturesomeness which take the individuals’ life into risk, making it difficult for them to quit smoking. Conclusion: Parental influences were a major factor leading to smoking behavior in the studied population. About 60% of the students are willing to quit the habit. Hence, deaddiction programs should be initiated among students to prevent further progression of smoking habits.

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    S. Tasleem Abitha1 , Ashish Jain2 *, Dhanraj Ganapathy2

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    1Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Tasleem Abitha1 , Ashish Jain2 *, Dhanraj Ganapathy2

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and perception on smoking habits in adolescents in rural area (Thiruvallur district)
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (324-328)
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    Methodology:A survey
    Research Materials:Tobacco,Nicotine, Adults, Cigarettes,

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Adults Cigarettes Nicotine Parental advices Smoking Teenagers Tobacco

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