Journal of Metabolic Syndrome

ISSN: 2167-0943

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Sunil Kumar Raina

Dr. RP Government Medical College,
Kangra, Tanda, Himachal Pradesh

  • Research Article
    Motivated to Quit: Impact of Health Warnings Depicted on the Tobacco Packets on Adults from Sub-Himalayan Himachal Pradesh
    Author(s): Sunil Kumar RainaSunil Kumar Raina

    Background: Warning labels on tobacco products are considered effective to make the people aware of the consequences of tobacco use, and to bring about a behavioral change like quitting and reducing tobacco use. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in the town of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh using a house to house survey (using Krish grid framework) to assess the effectiveness of the warnings on tobacco products with help of a questionnaire earlier used in the GATS India survey, 2010. Results: Amongst the 98% of smokers who had seen the advertisement, 64% of males had thought about quitting whereas among females 100% of smokers contemplated quitting on noticing the warnings. This association, however, was not found to be statistically significant. Sensitivity towards the warnings was higher a.. Read More»

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