IMPACT initiative targets tobacco use in Indian children and adolescents

The use of tobacco is growing among adolescents and children in the developing world. According to a 2009 WHO survey, almost 15% of students in India aged 13 to 15 years reported using tobacco products.

When it comes to tobacco use, “pediatricians are authoritative sources of information and important resources in building capacity for teachers and peer leaders,” said Monika Arora PhD, MSc, the head of Health Promotion & Tobacco Control for the Public Health Foundation of India. “They also provide the ideal platform for...

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