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Vol. 4, Issue 3 (2015)

Knowledge regarding passive smoking among school children in urban Pondicherry - A cross sectional study

Author(s):
R.S Bharatwaj, Malini Kar
Abstract:
Passive smoking or secondhand smoke exposure imposes both direct economic costs on society such as those associated with treating tobacco related diseases and lost wages because of death/ illness. Exposure of children to the hazards of passive smoking is well documented and is preventable to a large extent. We wanted to find out the knowledge and response of the school children when exposed to secondhand smoke. A few simple questions related to this aspect were asked and responses were noted. A health education session was later conducted for them followed by a review session to find out how their perspective had changed. Majority of the children did not have knowledge regarding secondhand smoking and its adverse effects.
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How to cite this article:
R.S Bharatwaj, Malini Kar. Knowledge regarding passive smoking among school children in urban Pondicherry - A cross sectional study. 2015; 4(3): 12-14.
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