Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Behaviour interventions


Dr Rakesh Kumar Pandey; Dr Jeevan Josh

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 3410-3419

Tobacco consumption is one of the major health problems in public health sector. Among
tobacco consumption smoking is a leading preventable cause of death in developed as well as
developing countries. Cigarette smoking contributes to oral as well as general health issues
including Asthma, COPD and Cancer. A dynamic comprehensive approach is required for
breaking the habit of tobacco consumption in any form. Various studies conducted in the past
proposed that intensive tobacco cessation interventions involving behavioral support plays an
important role in the treatment of addiction. Public health professionals can play an important
role in creating awareness among people regarding the ill effects of tobacco consumption.
Public health professionals can create awareness through printed materials, newspapers,
magazines, media etc. Advertisement and promotion of tobacco products are needed to be
banned throughout the country. Government should take initiatives at central and state level
to establish tobacco cessation clinics (TCCs).In this review we discussed the efficacy of various
behavioral and pharmacological medications in tobacco cessation