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Review Article

Year: 2018 | Month: February | Volume: 8 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 288-296

Reducing Harm of Passive Smoking Exposure among Children

Rishad Choudhury Robin1, Narongsak Noosorn2

1Doctoral Candidate, 2Associate Professor, Faculty of Public Health, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand

Corresponding Author: Rishad Choudhury Robin


Passive smoking is a curse for the children. Every year almost 600,000 premature deaths occur due to passive smoking. Almost 63% of ischemic heart disease is a consequence of passive smoking. There are different initiatives have been taken across the world to reduce the harm of this exposure. The objective of this review article is to present different approaches of reducing the harmful effect of passive smoking exposure focused on children. Most of the initiatives are almost same in nature and work well in the developed countries. Counseling is the key component of reducing exposures. A Different form of counseling such as personal counseling, motivational interview or group session counseling can help to reduce the exposure. Along with counseling regulations, technologies, health education and the use of pharmacotherapy, different forms of methods have been taken by different countries. The clinic-based setting is another important method to reduce this exposure across the world. Mutual understanding among the parents to avoid smoking in front of their children can help to lessen the burden, as child’s health is always the primary concern of the parents. Particularly, mother's awareness is necessary to reduce the exposure as well.

Key words: Passive Smoking, Exposure, Reducing Harm, Children

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