Effectiveness of Pictorial Health Warnings on Tobacco Products in Creating Awareness among 15-17 Years Old School Children in Lucknow
Keywords:Pictorial warning, Tobacco, Impact, Knowledge, Attitude, Practice
Aim: The present study was planned to assess the effectiveness of pictorial health warnings on tobacco
products in creating awareness among 15-17 years old school children in Lucknow.
Materials and method: The present cross sectional study was conducted among 360 students studying
in rural schools of Lucknow. Information about schools was obtained from DEO’s. Sampling was done
using multistage sampling technique. A specially designed questionnaire was administered to assess the
effectiveness of pictorial health warnings on tobacco products in creating awareness given on the reverse
panel of smoked and smokeless tobacco. Statistical analysis was done using chi square and test.
Results: The mean knowledge score among male and female was 6.37±1.56 and 6.50±1.73 respectively
with statistically insignificant difference. Average and poor impact was reported among 21.11%, 1.94% and
14.17%, 0.28% of the boys and girls respectively. When different attitude grading was compared statistically
among boys and girls, it was found to be statistically significant.
Conclusion: The present study threw light on some of the aspects of the young students towards the Pictorial
Health Warnings on tobacco packs. The finding also highlights to improve the quality of the Pictorial
Warnings and make them more robust and impactful
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