Changing behaviour of smoking among resident university students: some issues and challenges

Salman, Mohd Sadiq and Hassan, Sheikh Zafar (2004) Changing behaviour of smoking among resident university students: some issues and challenges. In: Research Paper Contest (RPC-2004), Oct 2004, Aligarh, India.

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To study the smoking behavior in different classes of students residing in hostels of AMU ,the factors associated with it and its implications. METHOD: 200 students of different age groups were given a questionnaire. Information regarding age of onset, associated factors ,pattern of smoking and problems due to it was obtained. The data were analyzed, compared amongst themselves. RESULT: The age of onset is mostly 14-17 yrs. An increasing frequency of smoking and health problems with increase in class was found CONCLUSION: Students of 14-17 yrs. should be targeted for efficient prevention of smoking.

EPrint Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Smoking, Students, Smoking Behaviour, Aligarh Muslim University, Adolescent
Subjects:Information Science > Data Collection
Education > Students
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior
Persons > Age Groups > Adolescent
Environment and Public Health > Public Health
ID Code:1379
Deposited By:Dr Mohd Tariq Salman
Deposited On:27 February 2006

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