Support for smoke-free policy, and awareness of tobacco health effects and use of smoking cessation therapy in a developing country

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p572
Academic Journal
The article offers information on study conducted in Ghana to analyze low smoking prevalence, inspite of the presence of many cigarette manufacturing companies in the country. The study analyzed the role of public awareness on health risks, attitudes towards smoking, smoke free policies and tobacco advertising in discouraging smoking. It is informed that 6258 individuals participated in the study. Also, health awareness and anti-smoking policies were mainly responsible for low smoking rates.


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