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Year : 1994  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22-6

Tobacco smoking in a defined community of Delhi.


National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi

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J Bhattacharjee
National Institute of Communicable Diseases, Delhi

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A Community based study was conducted in urban Delhi. It was found that Smokers constituted about 32 percent of adult males in Delhi Admin. Flats, Timarpur. Proportion of smokers was highest in 41-50 years age. 31 percent of school teachers were smokers. Out of all who tried to live-up smoking, 8 percent reverted back after abstinence of two year or more. About three fourth of the smokers were worried ill effects of smoking's on them and others. Significantly higher number of non-smokers expressed opinion for total stopping of advertisement and complete ban of sale of smoking tobacco.


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