- To compare the prevalence and pattern of SHS exposure in home, workplaces, any public places and/or a combination of all three among non-smoking youth (15-24; 25-29) between the two rounds of GATS in India
- To compute the proportion and pattern of non-smoking youth (15-24; 25-29) exposed to SHS at all three places, based on socio-demographic and knowledge on adverse health outcomes related to smoking variables in India using GATS I and II
- To determine the factors associated with SHS exposure across three places among Indian non-smoking youth and compare between the two rounds of GATS in India
Secondary data analysis using data from both rounds of the nationally representative GATS India (GATS I, 2009-10 and GATS II, 2016-17)
- Exposure to second-hand smoke (SHS) at home, workplace, public places, and all these three places.
- The findings of the study call for developing focused, multi-sectoral, and targeted community-based interventions along with the stringent implementation of anti-tobacco legislation in India, to protect non-smoking youth from SHS exposure and smoking initiation.