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A Study on Prevalence of Tobacco Use among Children: A Literature Review

Preeti Soni1* and Sunil Kumar M2

1University of Delhi, India

2Director, NISD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, India

*Corresponding Author:
Preeti Soni
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Received Date: Octomber 29, 2014; Accepted Date: February 12, 2015; Published Date: February 16, 2015

Citation: Soni P, Sunil Kumar M(2015) A Study on Prevalence of Tobacco Use among Children: A Literature Review. J Alcohol Drug Depend 3:187. doi: 10.4172/2329-6488.1000187

Copyright: © 2015 Soni P, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

The present paper reviewed majority of the studies Rani, 1999; Ball, 2003; Gupta, 2004; Daravuth, 2008; Thomas, 2009 and Synnove, 2009 which were based on tobacco consumption. The review of literature found that most of the studies on present topic focused only on adult population and that too are medically oriented. However there are few studies which cover social factors such as Viswanath (2006), Ram (2003), Surendra (2007) and Kumar (2008). Actually the impact of tobacco seems at latter stage of life, therefore majority of the studies focused on the adult age group and young age group been neglected by the most of researchers. But here attempts are made to review on tobacco consumption among children in India as well as other western countries to understand the present scenario on the consumption of tobacco among children. The period wise studies specific on the children population are as follows.

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