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|Volume 10, Number 3, March 2006, pp. 328-332(5)|
Jump to full article: International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, 2006-03-01
Author: Authors: Harrabi, I.1; Ghannem, H.1; Kacem, M.1; Gaha, R.1; Ben Abdelaziz, A.1; Tessier, J.F.2
The prevalence of daily smoking (both sexes combined) was 4.5% among first year students and 16.7% among final year students. The prevalence of daily smoking according to sex was 29.6% among boys and 0.7% among girls. Over 90% of students thought smoking was harmful to health, but there was considerable underestimation of its causal role in a number of diseases, notably coronary heart disease, bladder cancer and peripheral vascular disease. There were important defects in both knowledge and motivation regarding counselling patients to stop smoking.
CONCLUSIONS: The results of this study may provide baseline data to develop an anti-smoking programme in the university.
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