Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004515
Title: Attitude of patients toward the ill effects of smoking
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Smoking is the major concern in the world. Smokers constitute one-sixth of the world’s population. Many researches have been undertaken in order to determine the nature of smoking, and very little is known regarding the effects of smoking in smokers and non-smokers. Aim: The aim of the present study is to explore the attitudes of patients toward the practice of smoking. Materials and Methods: The self-administered questionnaire consisted of eight yes or no questions which were then analyzed separately based on the nature of it. The questionnaires were distributed to the patients, and they were given some time to answer. As the sample population is limited, we selected only the completely answered questionnaires. About 105 completed questionnaires were selected. Results: In the sample size of 105, 81 (77.1%) knew consequences and 24 did not know the consequences of smoking. About 75 (71.4%) knew that smoking is carcinogenic and 30 did not know. Around 65 (61.9%) knew about passive smoking and 40 did not know. About 71 (67.6%) knew that the nicotine gums and nicotine patches are alternatives to smoking, and 34 did not know. Conclusion: The relatively high rates of smokers being male suggested that the men are carefree to get awareness and are not involving much as they should in the anti-smoking campaigns and programs.

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    A. Ashik Ahamed1 , M. Dinesh Prabu2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy1 *

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

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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

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    A. Ashik Ahamed1 , M. Dinesh Prabu2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy1 *

    Title:Attitude of patients toward the ill effects of smoking
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (20-23)
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    Methodology: ill effects of smoking
    Research Materials:Patients

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Attitude Patients Smoking

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