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Factors behind Tobacco Use among Students of Rufaa Secondary School 4-28 September 2007

Factors behind Tobacco Use among Students of Rufaa Secondary School 4-28 September 2007

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Title: Factors behind Tobacco Use among Students of Rufaa Secondary School 4-28 September 2007
Author: Salah, Ahmed
Abstract: A Descriptive cross sectional study was conducted in 2007in Rufaa secondary school with the aim of providing data on students’ tobacco use status, knowledge, and attitudes and factors behind use. A total coverage was done and 92 students were found to use snuff. Results showed a prevalence of 7% current users among the students. 64.1% of the students started snuffing at age between 10-15 years. 59% of the students using snuff reported that their peers used snuff were the cause triggered them to use snuff and 21% thought that stress was the cause.48.3% of students were using snuff more than three times/day. Two-thirds of the current snuff users had the desire to quit. 69% of the students thought that snuff is harmful and 9.7%thought that it is not harmful 7.8%thought that it is useful and 13%had no idea about the adverse effect. So, awareness of the adverse effects of such snuff habits was poor and intervention programs to curb snuff use are required.
Description: Factors behind Tobacco Use among Students of Rufaa Secondary School 4-28 September 2007
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1671
Date: 2007


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