Prevalence and attitudes of smoking among secondary school teachers in Hadramout coastal districts, Yemen
Bin Ghouth, Abdulla Salim and Bahaj, Ahmed Ali (2006) Prevalence and attitudes of smoking among secondary school teachers in Hadramout coastal districts, Yemen. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 5 (2). ISSN 0972-5997
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A descriptive KAP study about smoking was conducted in all the ten secondary schools in Hadramout coastal districts during October 2004 – April 2005 and a total of 317 teachers were enrolled in the study (182 male, 135 female teachers). The findings revealed that about 8% of the teachers were smokers; all smokers were males (prevalence 14%). Only 10% of teachers had received training to limit smoking among students, and 27% had educational materials about harmful effects of smoking. The study concluded that low smoking prevalence, good knowledge and attitudes of teachers, especially female teachers, toward smoking may offer a chance for smoking prevention strategies in secondary schools.
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