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1. Tobacco: A public health problem

vknadmin December 20, 2022

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Welcome to Lesson 1 : Tobacco-A public health problem

This lesson 1 has three topics  i. Tobacco burden ii. Tobacco control policies iii. Most addictive substance

Please finish going through each topic sequentially before attempting Quiz 1

Quiz 1 (time limit-30 minutes): The cutoff pass score is >80% (two attempts permitted) . You can see the score immediately after submitting the answers. 

You need to pass Quiz 1 to go to Lesson 2

It may be a good idea to note the points while going through the topics. 

Tobacco is a risk factor for non-communicable diseases like cardiac, and cancer, but also many communicable diseases like Tuberculosis (TB). In the world, five countries (China, India, Brazil,USA and Turkey) producing 2/3rd of world tobacco. Tobacco kills more than 8 million people each year. More than 7 million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use while around 1.2 million are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

Reference: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/tobacco#:~:text=Tobacco%20kills%20more%20than%208,%2D%20and%20middle%2Dincome%20countries.

This lesson covers about public health problem of tobacco, measures taken to control the demand, and the addictive property of tobacco. It ends with the Quiz 1.


“It may be helpful to note the summary points from the topics as you go further.” 

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