Teacher tobacco use and tobacco use prevention in two regions in India: qualitative research findings.

@article{Sorensen2005TeacherTU,
  title={Teacher tobacco use and tobacco use prevention in two regions in India: qualitative research findings.},
  author={Glorian Sorensen and P. C. Gupta and Dhirendra Narain Sinha and Surendra Srinivas Shastri and Monique Kamat and Mangesh Suryakant Pednekar and Sreevidya Ramakrishnan},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 2},
  pages={424-32}
}
BACKGROUND This paper uses qualitative data to explore differences in tobacco use patterns and tobacco use prevention efforts among teachers in two Indian states with high versus low prevalence of tobacco use. METHODS We conducted a series of 12 focus groups with teachers in 12 schools in Maharashtra and Bihar following a standardized script, and analyzed data using standard qualitative methods. RESULTS Teachers in Bihar reported higher levels of tobacco use and stronger social norms… CONTINUE READING

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