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Issue No. :  4

Year :  2014

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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding The Ill Effects of Smoking among the Adolescent Boys in Pre-University College, Belgaum



Address:   Mr. Veeresh S.N. 1, Mr. Manjunath M.S.2
1Asst. Professor , K.L.E. University’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka.
2Lecturer, K.L.E. University’s Institute of Nursing Sciences, Belgaum, Karnataka.
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ABSTRACT:
“Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.” -Earl Wilson1. Adolescence is most important and sensitive period of one’s life. According to World Health Organization expert committee, adolescence is defined as a period between 10 to 19 years means the second decade of life. Adolescence is an age group usually leads to be subsumed under the categories of either youth or children. 2 Smoking is the primary cause of avoidable deaths in developing countries. It is the principle cause of many illnesses and is risk factor or aggravated cause. Cigarettes have direct or indirect toxicity effects on practically every organ. The induced diseases are cardiovascular, cancer, respiratory complaints and many consequences less well known but often serious.3
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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding The Ill Effects of Smoking among the Adolescent Boys in Pre-University College, Belgaum
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A Descriptive Study to Assess the Knowledge Regarding The Ill Effects of Smoking among the Adolescent Boys in Pre-University Veeresh S.N. , Manjunath M.S.. College, Belgaum. Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research 2(4): Oct.- Dec. 2014; Page 324-328.
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