publication . Article . 2018

Ban on Gutka in India: symbolic Victory or actual end-game for smokeless tobacco. Large-scale household survey in Delhi finds out!

Gaurav Kumar; Pradeep Kumar;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Tobacco Induced Diseases, volume 16 (issn: 1617-9625, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: E.U. European Publishing
Abstract
Background Smokeless tobacco (ST) use by over 200 million is major public health challenge in India. Gutka and Khaini are most popular products. Beginning in 2012, most states in India banned gutka and pan-masala containing tobacco. Ban on ST seemed like beginning of End-game. Almost 10 studies evaluated implementation or impact of ban. But, suffered from convenience sampling and reporting bias. Through first-of-its-type large-scale household survey in Delhi on Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS) model, we assess impact of ban on practices, patterns and quitting of tobacco by gutka users. Methods Male adults in Delhi were interviewed during Mar-Dec, 2016 on tobac...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Medicine (miscellaneous), Health(social science), Environmental health, Socioeconomics, Victory, Gutka, Medicine, business.industry, business, Smokeless tobacco, WCTOH, Diseases of the respiratory system, RC705-779, Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, RC254-282
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