Comparative Study

| Published: June 25, 2016

Effect of Cigarette Smoking On General Health – A Comparative Study of Different Categories of Smokers, Non Smokers and Passive Smokers

DIP: 18.01.015/20160303

DOI: 10.25215/0303.015


The aim of the present investigation is to study the general health status as opined by the non smokers, controlled regular smokers, chain smokers and ex smokers and their wives. Accordingly, a group of 50 non smokers, 50 controlled regular smokers, 50 chain smokers and 50 ex smokers and their wives were selected as sample in this investigation. In this investigation differences in general health status between different categories of smokers and non smokers were studied as well as the differences between direct smokers and passive smokers also investigated by collecting data from the wives of smokers and non smokers. A general information schedule and General Health Questionnaire were used as tools in this investigation. The findings reveal that members of each group are belongs to non psychiatric category. It may be caused due to mainly for they are satisfied with the way they are carried out their task, capable of making decisions about things, been able to enjoy their normal day to day activities etc.

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 3, April-June, 2016