University of Cincinnati, USA
*Corresponding author: Sarvath Ali, University of Cincinnati, 104 Louis Ave, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936, USA
Submission: January 02, 2018; Published: January 10, 2018
ISSN : 2576-8816Volume3 Issue1
Introduction: This article is a retrospective review of research articles on smoking cessation obtained through a search of selected databases from 1, Dec 2017 back to 31 Dec 2000. The purpose and goal of this report is to bring awareness among the population. Additionally, to provide data for professionals in public health and policymakers, to help make recommendations based on effective cessation intervention evidence. Also, to provide information to youth who indulge in tobacco smoking of the trends, prevalence, consequences and to inspire engaging in programs for smoking cessation.
Methods: The articles published from 2000 to 2017 were identified retrospectively through electronic databases such as Medline, PubMed, and EBSCOhost. Peer review articles relevant to smoking cessation were chosen. Statistical information was gathered and further analyzed. Besides webbased resources, other important resources such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) were also utilized for review.
Background: Even though several preventive measures have been taken by the governments and several organizations, smoking remains a constant and severe problem in communities all over the world. Smoking-related diseases claim an estimated six million lives each year out of which 600,000 deaths were from exposure to second-hand smoke, though it is entirely preventable (WHO, 2014).