Karthik Rao

Year: 2011     

Karthik Rao

Project Description

There are various programs to assist tobacco addicts to quit smoking but none, to our knowledge, in South Africa that specifically target poor communities. By investigating tobacco addiction behaviors and the proportion of smokers willing to pay for cessation resources in these communities, affordable programs can be implemented in public hospitals to curb use. A cross-sectional study was conducted at Tygerberg Academic Hospital (Western Cape, South Africa) to investigate tobacco and alcohol dependence behaviors among smokers. The data were evaluated to assess the need for focused tobacco cessation interventions.

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