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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
13-211

Tobacco Prevention and Control in Poor Zongo Communities

ABDUL SAMAD SAID, MUSLIM FAMILY COUNSELLING SERVICES, P.O.BOX GP 20083, ACCRA, Ghana

Objective: To summarise the evidence the youth prevention and provide future directions for education. Effectiveness of tobacco advertising campaigns, characterise current state and community campaign approaches, prevent to importations of tobacco. And to prevent the effect and second hand smoking.organizequit and win competition and operation save yourselves

Methods:

Questionnaire The MFCS core questions on symptoms of asthma; and cancer. Furthermore, the youth were questioned about other respiratory symptoms and diagnoses. They were asked to categorize the number of cigarettes they smoked in a day. Were classified as exposed to cancer if 10 cigarettes day–1 were smoked, according to previous validation studies in which parental self-reported smoking of 10 cigarettes day–1 was associated with a significant increase of youth urinary cutinise levels 11, their nicotine concentration in hair 12. In addition, other potential risk and confounding factors were assessed

Results: The overall response to the (save your) lives was 43.3%, which has been affected by lack of fund to contact more youth differed between bases (ghetto) groups in the community. The selection of participants for the quit and win competition was 90% since the guys need to get something.