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Study on Prevalence of Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption Habits, Health Impacts and Effect of Pictorial Health Warning on People in Indian Society

Journal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.7, No. 8)

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Page : 1397-1402

Keywords : cortisol; intoxication; carcinogen; aromatic;

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A regularly increasing trend of consumption of tobacco (chewing and smoking), alcohol and other intoxicants is noticed in Indian society which is resulted in to different ailments in youth and adults, posing health complication burden on health services as fatal diseases are being appeared as cancer, cardio-vascular diseases, oral diseases, respiratory, digestive, neuro-endocrine problems, hypertension, diabetes and other disorders. The present study revealed the behaviour of people in relation to tobacco and alcohol habits, health impacts and specially the psychological impact of pictorial health warning on people of Muzaffarnagar, India and adjacent regions. Views of people were collected and data after analysis revealed the various aspects regarding intoxication and impact of pictorial health warning on people. It was found that there is a feeble impact of these health warning photographs on people. The dual and trio trend of intoxicant addiction was observed. Tobacco and alcohol consumption was found as the major cause of disease and disorders in people. The data with a sample size of 1370 people having tobacco and alcohol consumption habits were collected from Oct.2017 to April, 2018, views and effects of toxicants were analysed. The separate and joint categories of consumption of different tobacco and alcohol products assessed that 5.4 % people in society as the adult individuals of age group 24-60+ yrs were found with only smoking habit. Analysed data determined that no any person was found with only chewing tobacco (SLT, smoke less tobacco) habit, 43.5 % people were having dual tobacco consumption as smoking and tobacco chewing habit and found as dual consumers.32.8 % people were found with smoking, tobacco chewing and alcohol consuming habits.11 % people of age group approx.20-30 years were found when they started smoking and tobacco chewing habit at the age of 12-14 years approx. Data regarding psychological impact of pictorial health warning, printed on tobacco packets determined that 92 % people noticed the health warning pictures indicating different complications. The psychological impact of such health warning photographs was studied during the present study. cortisol, intoxication, carcinogen, aromatic.

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