Dr Abid Hussain, Dr Norina Shamshad, Dr. Muhammad Kashif Ayub
Introduction: An unintentional environmental tobacco intake is known as passive smoking which is a combination of other’s exhaled tobacco of cigars and cigarette. The breathing of such smoke is known as passive smoking. There is significant health risk associated with intake of such tobacco relieved smoke among non-smokers depending on the amount of exposure to smoke. Objective: The aim of this research was to develop and awareness among general masses about the associated risks and harms of passive smoking. Methods: We carried out this cross-sectional research to collect data from general public through self-administered questionnaire at Mayo Hospital, Lahore from October 2017 to April 2018. The questionnaire consisted of the demographic information, family smoking habits and consumption of cigarettes in a day. Results: About 80% population was aware about the adverse effects of passive smoking; whereas, remaining twenty percent were not that much aware or fully unaware of the its adverse effects. Mostly, the age bracket of 20 – 30 years was more aware about the adverse effects of passive smoking. Conclusion: In comparison to various other age groups, we found that the age bracket of 20 – 30 years was more aware about the adverse effects of passive smoking. Keywords: Awareness, Passive smoking, Effects, Cigarette, Cigar and Hazards.