Initiating tobacco cessation services in India: challenges and opportunities.

  title={Initiating tobacco cessation services in India: challenges and opportunities.},
  author={C. Anjali Varghese and Jagdish Kaur and N. G. Desai and Pratima Murthy and Savita Malhotra and D. K. Subbakrishna and Vinayak Mohan Prasad and Vineet G Munish},
  journal={WHO South-East Asia journal of public health},
  volume={1 2},
BACKGROUND Tobacco use contributes significantly to the diseases burden in India. Very few tobacco users spontaneously quit. Therefore, beginning 2002, a network of 19 tobacco cessation clinics (TCCs) was set up over a period of time to study the feasibility of establishing tobacco cessation services. METHODS Review of the process and operational aspects of setting up TCCs was carried out by evaluation of the records of TCCs in India. Baseline and follow-up information was recorded on a pre… CONTINUE READING

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