AN EP1DEMOLOGICAL STUDY OF SMOKING AT ABBOTTABAD

Muhammad Asif Jaleel, Rozina Noreen, Abdul Hameed, Altaf Hussain, Shahid Rauf, Liaqat Ali, Taj Tanoli

Abstract


Background: Smoking is a type of environmental pollution and is injurious to health. We conducted an
epidemiological study of different forms of smoking like cigarette. Hookah (Hubble- Bubble) and cigar in Abbottabad.
Methods: 600 randomly selected subjects residing in different localities of Abbottabad were included. A specifically
designed questionnaire was filled. Results: Out of the study population 200 (33%) were found to be smoking.
Conclusions: A significant proportion of Abbottabad population smokes. This city is supposed to be a relatively less
polluted hill station where a lot of people come for vacations.

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