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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 138-143

Effectiveness of tobacco cessation intervention programs

1 School of preventive oncology, Patna, India
2 All India Institute of Hygiene & Public Health, Kolkata, India

Correspondence Address:
Dhirendra N Sinha
School of Preventive Oncology, A/27, Anandpuri, West Boring Canal Road, Patna-800 001, BIHAR
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

PMID: 15709601

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A study was conducted in selected districts of Bihar to evaluate the effectiveness of Intensive vs. Minimal, Community centered vs. Clinic/Camp centered and Mass/Group vs. Individual targeted intervention programs for cessation of tobacco use. Relevant Qualitative and Quantitative data was collected and analyzed using the SPSS statistical package. Results revealed high (>50%) pre- intervention prevalence of tobacco use and oral diseases related to tobacco usage and no community initiative towards control of tobacco use. Post intervention data revealed 4% quitting, 3% dose reduction and 2% reduction in usage of multiple types of tobacco. The study demonstrated that community centered mass approaches with minimal sustained intervention was more effective than clinic centered, intensive, individual approach.

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