publication . Article . 2018

Smoking addiction among young women working at night at International call centres in India

Amrita Gupta;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Mar 2018 Journal: Tobacco Induced Diseases, volume 16 (issn: 1617-9625, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: E.U. European Publishing
Abstract
Background Indian women are actively involved in occupations which were regarded as a taboo such as night work. Working at night for international call centres is a significant step in moving ahead of patriarchal control over women´s mobility in India. The job brings about lifestyle changes among employees such as late night partying, smoking, and boozing. The women employees are mainly fresh graduates. The study brings about the prevalence and smoking behaviour among these young women employees. Methods The study is based on primary data collected from 203 women employee of international call centres employees in Mumbai. The study uses appropriate bi-variate an...
Subjects
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Medicine (miscellaneous), Health(social science), WCTOH, Diseases of the respiratory system, RC705-779, Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology. Including cancer and carcinogens, RC254-282
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