Tobacco use and awareness patterns among students of an Industrial training Institute in Mangalore, South India.



  • Prasanth Y M

    Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore

  • Megha Bhat

    Dental Surgeon,
    Mangalore, Karnataka



Background: Tobacco use is a common form of addiction which is started at an early age in various forms. Aims: To look at the use of tobacco products among students and to assess the awareness of students regarding the adverse effects of tobacco use. Material and methods: A cross sectional survey of students of a government run industrial training institute. Results and conclusion: Mean age of starting tobacco consumption was 16.3 years. Influence of friends mentioned by 47.05% of users for starting tobacco use. Awareness regarding health problems was seen in 99.7% of all students, among whom 82% were aware of malignancies.


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Author Biographies

Prasanth Y M, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Father Muller Medical College, Mangalore

Megha Bhat, Dental Surgeon,
Mangalore, Karnataka

BDS, MHSc [ Public Health ]Dental Surgeon interested in Public Health research



How to Cite

Y M P, Bhat M. Int Jour of Biomed Res [Internet]. 2014May30 [cited 2020Jun.2];5(5):368-70. Available from:


Vol. 5 No. 5 (2014): May


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