Rukhshan Khurshid, Naim A Nizami, Saima Rasheed, Badar Jamal, Abeera Mazhar, Farrukh Javaid

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Smoking Frequency among College Student: Distinctive Characteristics and Factors Related to Smoking

Rukhshan Khurshid, Naim A Nizami, Saima Rasheed, Badar Jamal, Abeera Mazhar, Farrukh Javaid



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ABSTRACT

 

Background: Smoking remains one of the leading causes of preventable disease worldwide with increase of trend of continue to smoke and reduction of daily smoke. The non-daily smoking (smoking on some days but not every day) is increasing.

Aims: To find out the frequency of smoking in medical college student and factors related with smoking.

Methods: Fifty consented students of medical sciences were included in the study. Duration of study was one month (Sep 2019-Oct 2019). Questionnaires based on factors related with smoking were filled from students.

Results: it is observed that most of the student start smoking in their youth, just for fun but with time they are habitual. Some students are social smokers, smoke occasionally and almost always in groups. Some percentage of students only smoke when they have usually stress of their tests.

Conclusion: Most of the students are found to be non-daily smokers. They may start smoking in very young age as peer smokers due to their friends and also due to good financial status. Their reason of smoking is fun, stress of examination, relaxation and home sickness, which is reduced with time.

Keywords:  Smoking, Students, factors



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