Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 8 Issue 4

Relevance of Current Age Information in Regards to Tobacco Cessation: A Cross-Sectional Study Amongst Children of 10-14 Years

Parinika Joshi1, Shrey Pandya2, Dhwani Patel1, Sheron Jokhi3, Srushti Suresh Limbachiya4 and Parth R Pandya5*

1Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Tajmeel Specialized Medical Centre, Abu Dhabi, UAE
3Associate Dental Surgeon, Smit Dental Clinic, Vejalpur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4Medical Analyst, Medusind Solutions India Private Limited, India
5Tobacco Cessation Centre, Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

*Corresponding Author: Parth R Pandya, Tobacco Cessation Centre, Government Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

Received: February 14, 2024; Published: March 07, 2024


Background: A huge burden of tobacco addiction among youth weighs heavy on any nation. There are various methods used currently for control of tobacco use. This study was done to assess the relevance and potency of information and its effect on quitting the habit.

Methods: A questionnaire survey was conducted among 10-14 year olds in Ahmedabad city. Out of a sample of those 8100 children, 440 were tobacco users. The data was analyzed using IBM SPSS 26 Windows statistical software. Chi square test was done on the quantitative data using the independent sample t-test. P value was < 0.05.

Results: Every tobacco user was aware of tobacco harm through all the awareness modules provided by the government and health authorities: 39.1% through healthcare personnel, 19% through educational institutions, 3.4% through public displays, 67.8% through multimedia, 98% through warning on pack and 100% showed willingness to quit but could not.

Discussion: Students were well versed with tobacco damage but that was not sufficient to prevent initiation or continuation of tobacco use. Additional psycho-behavioral methods should be supplemented with current awareness trends to have a long lasting success in cessation.

Conclusion: Just an awareness of tobacco related morbidity was not sufficient for patients to quit the habit. Understanding the psychology of addiction is pertinent in today’s time for a successful cessation program. Methods need to be reviewed.

Keywords: WHO; National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP);


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Citation: Parth R Pandya., et al. “Relevance of Current Age Information in Regards to Tobacco Cessation: A Cross-Sectional Study Amongst Children of 10-14 Years".Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 8.4 (2024): 40-42.


Copyright: © 2024 Parth R Pandya., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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