Volume 14 No 2 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

Covid-19 infection and smoking- Awareness survey among smokers


Dr. Amit Singh Dr. L.Leelavathi, Dr. Lalitha Rani Chellappa

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V14I2.025

Keywords: Anti-tobacco, smoking, psychological, pharmacological, innovative analysis


Abstract

Background and Aim: Despite reductions in prevalence in recent years, tobacco smoking remains one of the main preventable causes of ill-health and premature death worldwide. This paper reviews the extent and nature of harms caused by smoking, the benefits of stopping, patterns of smoking, psychological, pharmacological and social factors that contribute to uptake and maintenance of smoking, the effectiveness of population and individual level interventions aimed at combating tobacco smoking, and the effectiveness of methods used to reduce the harm caused by continued use of tobacco or nicotine in some form. Therefore, this study aims to create awareness of Covid-19 infections and smoking among the smoker’s population. Material and Methods: This was a survey-based and conducted on an online form, google form. It was taken by 100 participants with smoking habits. The questionnaire was framed to evaluate the idea and knowledge on the impact of smoking on covid 19 infections. Results: The total sample size of the current study was 100 participants with smoking habits. In this survey, among the participants, 59% were negative for covid 19 infections and 41% were positive for covid 19 infections. 36% of the study population were the 36-55 years old age group, followed by 18-35 years with 34% and above 56 years with 30%. The majority of consumption of cigarettes in the age group 36-55 years and numbers of cigarettes were higher in the age group above 55 years. The majority of the responses from the age group 36-55 years, Age group 36-55 years were responded no for the question asked as they think recovery time may vary for smokers from COVID 19 infection. Conclusion: Within the limit of this it is seen that the participants were aware of the effect of smoking on covid 19 infections

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