Acta Scientific Dental Sciences

Short CommunicationVolume 2 Issue 7

Faces of tobacco use among women

Shailee Fotedar*

Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, H.P Govt. Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

*Corresponding Author: Shailee Fotedar, Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Dentistry, H.P Govt. Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Received: April 21, 2018; Published: June 09, 2018

Citation: Shailee Fotedar. “Faces of tobacco use among women”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 2.7 (2018).

  It has been estimated that at present 12% of females smoke worldwide and it is predicted by World Health Organisation that the prevalence of smoking among women worldwide will be 20% by 2025 [1]. The tobacco use in females is both in the form of smoking as well as smokeless tobacco. As per Global Adult Tobacco survey India 2016 - 2017, 28.6% of adults have tobacco use in any form, out of which 14.2% are females. As per the same report, total tobacco smokers are 10.7% out of which 2% are females. Current use of smokeless tobacco was seen in 12.8% of females. Average age for the initiation of tobacco use was 17.8 years [2].

Copyright: © 2018 Shailee Fotedar. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Member In




News and Events

  • Submission Timeline
    Last date for submission of articles is May 05, 2019.
  • Publication Certificate
    Authors will be issued a "Publication Certificate" as a mark of appreciation for publishing their work.
  • Best Papers of the Issue
    The Editors will elect one Best Article after each issue release. The authors of this article will be provided with a certificate of “Best Article of the Issue”.
  • Welcoming Article Submission
    Acta Scientific delightfully welcomes active researchers for submission of articles towards the upcoming issue of respective journals.
  • Contact US