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Preventing smoking uptake among adolescents-A primary prevention initiative for chronic lung disease in India

Research Questions

  • What are the rates of onset of smoking susceptibility, and of uptake of smoking/smokeless tobacco use among a cohort of adolescents aged 11-15 years in Indian schools?
  • What are the determinants of the onset and uptake of tobacco use in this population?
  • What are the views of key stakeholders/policymakers on the most effective and appropriate policy responses to the findings of the study?
  • What are the likely barriers to and facilitators of successful translation into policy implementation?


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