Tobacco use among female show a steady rise in Bangalore
Use of tobacco products among female seems to be on the rise in Bangalore. A study conducted by post-graduate students of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute have related that as against the 3% of female using tobacco products a year ago, is now increased to 6%.
Meanwhile, yet another study conducted by another post-graduate student of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute have pointed that even at high school level, female students in city are slowing getting into the habit of tobacco use (both smoking and smokeless). The study covered 3,600 high school students from city in the age group of 13-16 years and was conducted over a period of four months from July 2013 - Oct 2013. Of the total number ,218 of them were into the habit of tobacco consumption (both smoking and smokeless). Of this about 0.6% of them were female students and 5.6% were male. According to the researcher the number of female students using tobacco was hardly visible about few years ago.
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