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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA



Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM
13-200

Preventing Smoking Related Diseases in Nigeria

SAMUEL .U. OGBEDE, BSc, Non-communi1, AKUBO GRACE ALIKEJU, RN2, C.I OGBEDE1, C.O ANAKWE1, C.O AMAONYEZE1, and I.N UBANI1. (1) Epidiemiology, St John's Rehabilitation centre, Suite 6 Plot 209 East West Rd, Rumuodara, P.o Box 10561, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, (2) ADVOCACY, St John's Rehabilitation centre, Suite 6 Plot 209 East West Rd, Rumuodara, P.o Box 10561, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Objective: To explore ways of reducing tobacco related disesases, through research findings.

Methods: The method invloves statiscal collections and opinion samples of smokers both with one tobacco related diseases or the other and those that has not experienced any tobacco related illness.

Results: The results obtained pinned down tobacco as a source of some illness and complications. Tobacco induced ilness leds to some other health complications which in most cases leds to death. It is important to share the result of this research with colleagues and at the same time critices it before making it available to the public with reference to the Nigerian public. Smokers and non-smokers were selected at random and sampled for some specified illness. Out of about 600 people sampled, 420 are smokers and the 380 were non-smokers. Out of this number of smokers over 60% has smoking related sickness, while 12% of non-smoking population has similar cases.



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