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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 52-54

Knowledge and perception toward tobacco use among selected colleges of Jodhpur city, Rajasthan

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vyas Dental College and Hospital, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Ajaz Ahmed Dar
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vyas Dental College and Hospital, Jodhpur 342001, Rajasthan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/INJO.INJO_9_21

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Introduction: Tobacco use in young age will have long adverse effects on overall health in later years of life. The purpose of the study was to evaluate knowledge and perception toward tobacco use among college students. Materials and Methods: It was a descriptive, cross-sectional study. The present study consisted of 145 students from five colleges from Jodhpur city. A validated, self-administered, structured questionnaire was used. Statistical analysis was done by descriptive statistics and χ2 test. Ethical clearance was obtained from the Institutional Ethics Committee. Results: Overall mean knowledge of the students regarding tobacco was 57%. They had only average knowledge about the ill-effects and de-addiction of tobacco use. Regarding attitude, majority of the students had healthy positive attitude toward tobacco use. Conclusion: There was no association between attitude and place of residence of students; also there was a positive association between level of knowledge and tobacco use.

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