Cigarette smoking among students of Bandar Abbas medical sciences university, 2007

AUTHORS

samireh abedini 1 , * , Hesamaddin Kamalzadeh 2 , Elham Sadeghifar 3 , Aziz Shahraki Vahed 4

1 Instructor Department of Nursing, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Nurse, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

3 Instructor Department of Nursing, Azad Islamic University Bandar Abbas Branch, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

4 Instructor Department of Nursing, Zahedan University of Medical Sciences.

How to Cite: abedini S, Kamalzadeh H, Sadeghifar E, Shahraki Vahed A. Cigarette smoking among students of Bandar Abbas medical sciences university, 2007, Hormozgan Med J. 2008 ; 11(4):e89734.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 11 (4); e89734
Published Online: February 29, 2008
Article Type: Research Article
Received: September 30, 2007
Accepted: February 29, 2008

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Abstract

Introduction: Cigarette smoking is an unhealthy behavior that hazards society
health and imposes considerable expenses on the community. Paying attention to
this behavior in the adolescents and young individuals is extremely momentous
due to identity formation. This survey was conducted to evaluate cigarette
smoking and its etiology in students of Bandar Abbas University.
Methods: A total number of 200 students were selected via random cluster
sampling from Bandar Abbas University. Data collection was met by a
questionnaire consisting of demographic data and information related to smoking
habits. SPSS software was used for data analysis.
Results: Results show that 9%, 12% and 20.5% of students had experienced
cigarette, hookah or both, respectively. There was a smoker in family members
of 34.5% of students. The most principal factors in cigarette smoking were as
follows: entertainment and amusement (29%), association with smoker friends
(13.5%) and easy accessibility (10.5%). According to Chi-square test, there was
a significant correlation between cigarette smoking and age, sex and presence of
a smoker in the family.
Conclusion: Healthy behaviors are being acquired, though they are educatable
and changeable. One of the appropriate policies in smoking prevention is
information adolescents and young individuals about disadvantages of smoking.

Keywords

Cigarette Smoking – Students – Bandar Abbas

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