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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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.
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