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Introduction: The addiction of tobacco in school going children is becoming common in rural areas of Maharashtra. It is the gate way of other substance abuse in children which is the major cause of increase in the risk of non-communicable diseases. Ayurveda has widely described Sadvritta(good conduct) and Satvavajaychikitsa (Ayurveda psychotherapy-counselling) with meditation and medicines which can be applied to detoxify as well as de-addict them.
Aim and Objectives:to highlight a possible role of Ayurveda principles as multimodal approach at a time in comparison with Nicotex chewing gum (Standard replacement therapy-WHO) to tackle the same.
Material and Methods: This study will be conducted in Zila Parishad Schools in and around Salod&Sawangi and Kaumarabhritya OPD of MGACHRC. In group A,Children suffering from addiction by tobacco products receiving Madhuyashtyadigranuels sachets with Satvavajaychikitsa&Sadvritta while in Group B: Childrenaged 6 to 16 years suffering from addiction of tobacco products receiving Nicotex chewing gum (1mg) adjuvant withSadvritta (good conduct), SatvavajayChikitsa-counselling and meditation for equal duration of three months, at least fifty in each group.
Observations and result: Sachets dose will be fixed as per their frequency of tobacco consumption. As per Padanshikkrama, tobacco sachets will be withdrawn. Data will be assessed by statistical tests. Result will be observed by reduction in rate of consumption or craving for tobacco products with reduction of urine Cotinine level during treatment and after end of interventions in follow-up period.
Conclusion: Will be drawn on the basis of observations, result and discussion. Also, they will be educated for harmful effects on health by tobacco products and thus not to indulge in any addiction by Satvavajaychikitsa.