Volume : III, Issue : VI, June - 2013

An Exploratory Study on Cigarette Smoking and Health Status among Adolescent Boys

Dr. Jaya S, Ngasepam Sonia

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Teenage is a time of transition. They begin to confirm their own identities and imitate adults. They consider smoking as a grownup action and therefore resort to smoking and drinking alcohol. Teenage smokers tend to have felt of being unhealthy and face psychological problems. A sample of 50 school going adolescent boys 13 to 18 years were selected for the study. The questionnaire was framed by the investigator and was standardized in order to elicit the information from the selected adolescent boys who smoke. Data was collected and an educative pamphlet on the ill effects of smoking was given to them after the responses were elicited after it. The study focused to explore the smokers and ought out the fact that smoking habit is mostly taken up at the age of 11–17 years. Not more than 50% of the participants responded being aware of all the ill effects of smoking. However, all participants faced at least one mental health issues like mood swings, nervousness etc. It is evident that teenagers are allured to the habit of smoking and it can become a serious threat for the younger generation and the nation in the long run.

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Dr. Jaya S, Ngasepam Sonia An Exploratory Study on Cigarette Smoking and Health Status among Adolescent Boys Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.III, Issue.VI June 2013


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