Factors influencing the initiation of smokeless tobacco consumption among low socioeconomic community in Bangladesh: a qualitative investigation

Shahjahan, Md and Harun, Md Golam Dostogir and Chowdhury, A. B. M. Alauddin and Ahmed, Kapil and Khan, Hafiz T. A. (2017) Factors influencing the initiation of smokeless tobacco consumption among low socioeconomic community in Bangladesh: a qualitative investigation. International Quarterly of Community Health Education . ISSN 0272-684X

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Abstract

This study explored factors influencing the initiation of smokeless tobacco (SLT) consumption in a low socioeconomic urban community in Bangladesh. The study conducted four focus group discussions among 33 informants involves school teachers, community leaders, women, and betel-nut shops owners. The results were prepared by thematic analysis of the transcripts where informants mean age was 30 ( SD ± 6.8) years with varying level of education. Tradition of hospitality, curiosity, offer from an elderly person, and avoiding nausea during pregnancy and at time of quitting smoking were key factors for the initiation of SLT consumption. The results also revealed most people were aware about the danger of SLT consumption but, in practice, consumed frequently. The research suggested that doctors might advise people not to use any form of SLT while they seeking health services. Furthermore, community-based awareness program could minimize the wider use of SLT among low-income community in Bangladesh.

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Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 22721
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Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2017 15:51
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2018 08:20
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/22721

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