Knowledge regarding passive smoking among school children in urban Pondicherry - A cross sectional study
R.S Bharatwaj, Malini Kar
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.
How to cite this article:
R.S Bharatwaj, Malini Kar. Knowledge regarding passive smoking among school children in urban Pondicherry - A cross sectional study. Pharma Innovation 2015;4(3):12-14.