Exploring the Use of Tobacco among School Age Students in Kabul city, Afghanistan

Submitted by : Dr. Sayed Ali Shah Alawi
University: Maulana Azad University, Jodhpur
E-mail : salawidr@gmail.com
Supervisor's Name : Ms. Bhawna Sati
Year of award : 2018
Awards : Master of Public Health
Summary of Thesis

Background: Tobacco use is a major preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide. Approximately 5.4 million people die each year due to tobacco-related illnesses (which is about 7% of all deaths) -- a figure expected to increase to more than eight million a year by 2030. If current trends continue, tobacco use may kill a billion people by the end of this century. It is estimated that more than three quarters of these deaths will be in low- and middle-income countries. To combat tobacco epidemic through identifying interventions/approaches to prevent tobacco related diseases and deaths, update data and studies on tobacco use is necessary. The GYTS is a global standard for systema...

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Certificate.. 2

Declaration.. 3

Abstract.. 4

Acknowledgements. 5

Table of Contents. 6

Abbreviations and Acronyms. 7

Introduction.. 8

Review of Literature.. 9

Methodology.. 11

Study design & Study method:. 11

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria: 11

Study setting: 12

Study subjects: 12

Study teams: 12

Data Collection: 12

Data Analysis: 13

Study duration:. 14

Ethical Considerations. 15

Data Management and Quality Control.. 15

Results and Discussions. 17

Respondent Characteristics. 17

Discussion.. 20

Conclusion.. 21

Recommendations. 21

References. 22

List of Tables. 23

List of Chart’s. 24

Annexure  26

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