Lifetime and Current Prevalence of Tobacco SmokingJamshid Ahmadi* and Mehrdad Sharifi
Department of Psychiatry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jamshid Ahmadi, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences
PO Box: 71345- 1416, Shiraz, Iran
E-mail: [email protected]
Received January 30, 2013; Accepted March 25, 2013; Published March 31, 2013
Citation: Ahmadi J, Sharifi M (2013) Lifetime and Current Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking. J Addict Res Ther 4:145. doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000145
Copyright: © 2013 Ahmadi J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Aims: To assess the prevalence of cigarette smoking in Shiraz, Iran.
Setting and participants: A household survey of a sample of 1400 individuals, aged 15 years or older.
Measurements: Researchers administered a semi-structured interview by a questionnaire.
Results: Of the participants, 50% (700) were men (mean age=34.61, SD=14.06, age range=15 to 80 years) and 50% (700) were women (mean age=30.99, SD=12.90, age range=15 to 83 years), t=5.0, DF=1398, p
Conclusions: Use of cigarettes was significantly more in men than women.