Assessment of dependency of tobacco in relation with price hike, statuary warning, anti-tobacco camp or advertisement on Kanpur population: A cross-sectional survey

J Family Med Prim Care. 2020 Aug 25;9(8):4026-4030. doi: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_147_20. eCollection 2020 Aug.

Abstract

Aim: To examine the significance of cigarette prices, statuary warning, anti-tobacco camp or advertisement in influencing smoking cessation and the motivation to quit tobacco use.Tobacco use is highly prevalent all over the world. Tobacco smoking and chewing affects almost all the systems of the body.

Subjects: Tobacco (smokeless and smoking) male participants aged between 18 and 50 years were recruited.

Materials and methods: Participants were asked to complete a questionnaire related to smoking habits, the Fagerstrom test for nicotine dependence questionnaire, and effect of price hike, statuary warning, anti-tobacco camp or advertisement.

Results: Tobacco user with moderate and high dependent showed no effect in use of tobacco of price hike, statuary warning, anti-tobacco camp or advertisement.

Conclusion: This study provides a unique opportunity to study tobacco cessation among tobacco user and their response to tobacco prices, statuary warning, anti-tobacco camp or advertisement. Higher tobacco prices appear to be associated with greater motivation to stop tobacco habit.

Keywords: Cigarette; fagerstrom; price hike; tobacco.