Sri Sakthi

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Quitting attempts and Potential Barriers of Tobacco Cessation-A Retrospective Study
    Author(s): Farhat Yaasmeen Sadique Basha, Sri Sakthi* and Sudharrshiny S

    Background and Aim: Tobacco use is one of the leading global causes of avoidable death worldwide and a major risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and cancer. A study in Canada reported that 64.4% of the people that used tobacco wanted to quit. Unfortunately only less than 5% of such attempts actually lead to long-term abstinence. This study aims to evaluate the quitting attempts and various barriers faced by patients when attempting tobacco cessation. Methodology: In this study we evaluated the records of 354 different patients that underwent Anti-tobacco counselling in Saveetha dental college and hospitals to determine the number of quitting attempts made and some common barriers faced by them in the process. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS software. The statistical analysis for correlation was done using Perason&.. Read More»

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