Evaluation of Consequences of Cigarette smoking on General Population of Pakistan

Meenal Amir, Umair Khan, Mamoona Baig

Abstract


Objective: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the consequences of cigarette smoking on general population of Pakistan. To provide awareness regarding the hazardous effects and cessation of smoking.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted in Mayo Hospital Lahore in a duration of 6 months from March 2019 to August 2019.

Materials and Methods: A total of 100 patients were taken as a part of our study. Patients admitted in pulmonology ward were selected along with those in medical ward.

Results: Among the patients admitted in these wards, a total of 100 were found to be current smokers. The prevalence was 24.6% of current smoking in our study. 31.5% patients were those who had history of ever smoking. High ratio of male smokers were seen as compared to female which was 40.1% to 8.8%.

Conclusion: It was concluded from our study that social and environmental factors were responsible for young age smoking. Apart from young age, increasing trend is seen in higher age groups suggesting that smoking habit can occur at any stage in life.


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Cigarette smoking, General Population of Pakistan

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