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Original Article

Focus-group Discussion on Smoking Cessation Methods and its Awareness among Interns and Home Guards

T Sivasankari, M Vikneshan, K Shivashankar, G Vidhya, S Vandana

Keywords : Nicotine replacement therapy, Smoking,Counseling

Citation Information : Sivasankari T, Vikneshan M, Shivashankar K, Vidhya G, Vandana S. Focus-group Discussion on Smoking Cessation Methods and its Awareness among Interns and Home Guards. 2019; 9 (2):41-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-0910

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Smoking is a major public health problem. It is a serious concern in both developed and developing countries. There are 1.3 billion smokers around the world. Furthermore, 5 million people die worldwide from smoking each year.1 Health knowledge about the ill effects of smoking is very important factor to motivate smokers to quit smoking. Dental institutions provide very good platform to educate budding dentists to inculcate the habit of tobacco cessation counseling, including nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).


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