The need to improve the school programmers on Tobacco Control

Public health researchers from India and the United States in a recent study showed that school smoking prevention among programmers in India are cost effective, thus strengthening the case of the introduction of tobacco in the school are programmed throughout the country.
A study in the economic analysis of tobacco prevention programming school showed that these programmers provide great advantages in terms of health in the rupee invested in comparison with alternative investments in health.
This cost-benefit analysis makes the case for scaling up this intervention in Indian schools, health policy and education, noted the release of health promotion and tobacco control (HRIDAY), non-governmental organization working in the fight against tobacco abuse.
The study, entitled “Cost-effectiveness in schools to prevent smoking among programmed in India,” based on the draft MYTRI (Mobilizing Youth for Tobacco-related initiatives), which was implemented in 32 schools in Delhi and Chennai during 2004-06 in which 14 000 students aged 14 to 16 varieties of VI IX participation. The programmed was implemented in conjunction HRIDAY in collaboration with the University of Texas School of Public Health, USA.
The study showed that the project MYTRI As a result, a few people to prevent tobacco use at age 26 years, translating to 2.88 life years per user to prevent tobacco use.
“Detailed analysis stated that the improvement of the quality-adjusted life year under our pre-programmed costs only Rs.1.25 lakh, which is much less than the quality-adjusted life-year costs of traditional medical treatments such as surgery. This emphasizes the need for multi-component interventions. Research shows that the cost of years of life, added to prevent smoking by nearly Rs.1.8 crore.
Thus, if the project is to add 54 years of life, it will cost about Rs core of the deal when compared to alternative investments in health such as end of life surgery, “said Professor Brown, Shelton, associate professor of health economics at the School of Public Health, University of Texas, and lead investigator of the study.
Dr. Monica Arora in HRIDAY says: “Data from this study also emphasized the need to expand these activities to a larger scale.”
In India, the high prevalence of tobacco use is one of the major challenges to health and welfare of citizens. About 2,700 Indians die every day from tobacco use. Studies show that young people in 5500, India has initiated tobacco use in the day.

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