Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005446
Title: Assessment of Exhaled Carbon Monoxide Levels, Knowledge, Awareness, Attitude, and Perception toward Tobacco Use and Oral Cancer among Residents of Thirumazhisai, Tamil Nadu
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death worldwide. Tobacco raises mortality and morbidity contributing to global epidemic disease burden. Aim: The present study was conducted to assess expired carbon monoxide levels, knowledge, awareness, attitude, and perception toward tobacco use and oral cancer among residents of Thirumazhisai, Tamil Nadu. Materials and Methods: This was a population-based descriptive cross-sectional study in which data were collected. Data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire by considering all possible variables according to information, developed on the basis of relevant literature. The questionnaire consisted of four parts. Demographic characteristics are presented in frequency and Chi-square test was used to compare the qualitative variables and parametric test like t-test was used for quantitative variables such as such as age, frequency of using tobacco, and duration of tobacco usage. Results: A carbon monoxide level between 0 and 5 ppm was demonstrated by a greater proportion of 28 smokeless tobacco users than 20 (53%) smokers which denotes the tobacco dependence levels which should also be taken in to consideration while formulating appropriate polies for restriction of tobacco. Conclusion: The major finding of the study was that the study subjects had poor knowledge, inadequate awareness, and negative attitude toward oral cancer and tobacco use.

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    S. Shreelakshmi, Pradeep Kumar Rathinavelu*, I. Meignana Arumugham Indiran, D. Srisakthi Doraikannan

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

    *Corresponding author: Pradeep Kumar Rathinavelu, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Shreelakshmi, Pradeep Kumar Rathinavelu*, I. Meignana Arumugham Indiran, D. Srisakthi Doraikannan

    Title:Assessment of Exhaled Carbon Monoxide Levels, Knowledge, Awareness, Attitude, and Perception toward Tobacco Use and Oral Cancer among Residents of Thirumazhisai, Tamil Nadu
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):13 (March)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (209-215)
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    Methodology:Attitude, Knowledge, Laws, Policies,
    Research Materials:Tobacco

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Attitude Knowledge Laws Policies Tobacco

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