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J Ardabil Univ Med Sci 2005, 5(3): 266-270 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence and Causes of Tendency to Cigarette Smoking among Students in Ardabil University of Medical Sciences
Ali Majidpour , Yosof Hamidzadeh Arbaby, Nateg Abbasgholizadeh, Esmaeil Salehy
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 Background & Objectives: Authorities and scholars believe that determining cigarette smoking status of individuals and groups and finding reasons of smoking plays an important role in manipulating and facing with this dirty habit. The present study is an attempt to determine the rate of prevalence and the causes inducing smoking among students of Ardabil university of medical sciences.

 Methods:This survey was a descriptive and cross-sectional study. Of 1300 medical sciences students, 1106 ones volunteered to participate in this study. The data were collected using a questionnaire and were analyzed in SPSS.

 Results: 154 students (13.9%) had experienced cigarette smoking previously and 82 students (7.2%) were already a smoker. Intimacy with smokers, self-gratification and acquiring enjoyment, educational failures, vague future career and smoking for entertainment were the most important factors inducing smoking.

 Conclusion: Cigarette smoking prevalence rate in this study was relatively low in comparison with similar studies. However, regarding the critical social status of these students, some serious measures should be taken to inform them about the dangers of smoking and at the some time some facilities should be provided for students, which can be of great help in this regard.

Keywords: Cigarette, Prevalence of Cigarette Smoking, Medical Sciences Students
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Received: 2004/12/27 | Accepted: 2005/10/17 | Published: 2006/03/12
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Majidpour A, Hamidzadeh Arbaby Y, Abbasgholizadeh N, Salehy E. Prevalence and Causes of Tendency to Cigarette Smoking among Students in Ardabil University of Medical Sciences . J Ardabil Univ Med Sci. 2005; 5 (3) :266-270
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