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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Use Of Tobacco And Related Products In Adolescents Of An English Medium School, Belgaum- A Cross Sectional Questionnaire Based Study

N Navik, SS Billur, MA Tejashiwini, V Sanglikar, A Dhyani, A Kasodekar, SA Shivakumar, R Shirahatti

Citation Information : Navik N, Billur S, Tejashiwini M, Sanglikar V, Dhyani A, Kasodekar A, Shivakumar S, Shirahatti R. Use Of Tobacco And Related Products In Adolescents Of An English Medium School, Belgaum- A Cross Sectional Questionnaire Based Study. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2016; 10 (2):48-51.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-10-2-48

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-05-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

BACKGROUND

Majority of adults are aware of health hazards of tobacco, children and adolescents continue to get exposed to tobacco and many develop cancer in later years.

AIM

To document the smoking and tobacco consumption habits in adolescents in an English Medium school of age group between 17-18 years in the city of Belgaum.

METHODOLOGY

A cross-sectional survey was carried out by self-administered questionnaire to document the smoking and tobacco consumption among representative sample of 40 adolescent students selected by cluster sampling method.

RESULTS

In the School, 10% of students were using tobacco and cigarettes, 90% of students were not using them, 92.5% of students were aware of harmful effects of tobacco, supari and smoking, 92.5% of students saw other children using tobacco.

CONCLUSION

Health education should be given at school level to raise awareness about the use of tobacco, its related products and its consequences.


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