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.



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