Factors influencing the initiation of smokeless tobacco consumption among low socioeconomic community in Bangladesh: a qualitative investigation

Shahjahan, Md, Harun, Golam, Chowdhury, Alauddin, Ahmed, Kapil and Khan, Hafiz (2017) Factors influencing the initiation of smokeless tobacco consumption among low socioeconomic community in Bangladesh: a qualitative investigation. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. ISSN 0272-684X (In Press)

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Abstract

This study explored factors influencing the initiation of Smokeless Tobacco (SLT) consumption in a low socioeconomic urban community in Bangladesh. The study conducted four Focus Group Discussions among 33 informants involves school teachers, community leaders, women and betel-nut shops owners. The results were prepared by thematic analysis of the transcripts where informants mean age was 30 (SD ±6.8) years with varying level of education. Tradition of hospitality, curiosity, offer from an elderly person, avoiding nausea during pregnancy and at time of quitting smoking were key factors for the initiation of SLT consumption. The results also revealed most people were aware about the danger of SLT consumption but in practice, consumed frequently. The research suggested that doctors might advise people not to use any form of SLT while they seeking health services. Furthermore, community base awareness programme could minimize the wider use of SLT among low income community in Bangladesh.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health > Healthcare education
Medicine and health
Depositing User: Hafiz Khan
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 06:17
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 09:29
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3652

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