International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023

A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Multidimensional Approach on Awareness regarding Tobacco Chewing and Its Health Risk among Adolescent Boys Aged between 14 - 18 Years in Selected Schools of Rural Area of Indore District (M. P.)

Dr. Karuna Lakra

Abstract: In India, tobacco is used in a variety of forms such as smoking, chewing, local applications, drinking and gargling, leading to detrimental health effects such as increased incidence of and mortality from cardiovascular diseases, cerebrovascular diseases, respiratory diseases and cancer, in addition to detrimental reproductive outcomes, dental and oral diseases. Tobacco use, in any form, is more popular in lower socio - economic groups. Betel - quid chewing?a mixture of areca nut, slaked lime, catechu, other spices and condiments rapped in a betel leaf-is a popular, socially accepted, ancient custom and the introduction of tobacco reinforced this practice. Chewing products are kept all day and sometimes even all night in the buccal sulcus or pouch; usually in the anterior part of the mouth in populations from North India, and in the posterior part among South Indians, colouring the mouth in red. The vast majority of people using tobacco today began doing so when they were adolescents. Prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors (less than 18 years) and increasing the price of tobacco products through higher taxes, banning tobacco advertising and ensuring smoke - free environments are crucial. Globally, at least 1 in 10 adolescents aged 13?15 years uses tobacco, although there are areas where this figure is much higher.

Keywords: Socioeconomic Status, Smokeless Tobacco, World Health Organization, National Tobacco Control Program, Tobacco Cessation Counseling, Madhya Pradesh, Tobacco Use Cessation

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,

Pages: 285 - 294

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