Background: Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally. Male and female smokers lose an average of 13.2 and 14.5 years of life, respectively. Each cigarette that is smoked is estimated to shorten life by an average of 11 minutes. Smokers are three times as likely to die before the age of 60 or 70 unlike non-smokers. Tobacco addiction of a large number of adults has been initiated during the adolescence. Objectives:(1)To assess the knowledge of adolescent boys regarding tobacco hazards in Pre and Posttest.(2) To evaluate the effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on knowledge regarding Hazards of Tobacco among Adolescent Boys. (3) To associate the posttest level of knowledge among Adolescent Boys on Hazards of Tobacco with selected demographic variables. Material and Methods: A Quantitative Research approach, Pre experimental, one group pre and posttest design was used for this study. Data was collected from 100 Adolescent boys of selected village. Purposive sampling was used for selecting the samples. The investigator developed Structured Teaching Programme with regard to the Hazards of Tobacco. Structured knowledge questionnaire was used for data collection. Results: In post-test 92% study participants had adequate knowledge, and 8% had moderately adequate knowledge. The overall analysis of knowledge that the pretest mean is 1.8 and that of posttest is 21.91. The calculated ‘t’ value is 87.595, which is higher than the table ‘t’ value 3.39 at 99 df with 0.0001 level of significance. There was extremely significant difference between pretest and posttest levels of knowledge among adolescent boys regarding hazards of tobacco. Conclusion: The study concludes that boys had adequate knowledge after structured teaching programme on hazards of tobacco. Nursing personnel can educate and counsel students and general population to change their attitude regarding tobacco consumption and help them to stop consuming tobacco.
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Alexander. P.C. A Study to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Structured Teaching Programme on Knowledge Regarding Hazards of Tobacco among Adolescent boys of Tallarevu Village, Kakinada. Int. J. Adv. Nur. Management. 2017; 5(1): 15-19. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00004.X