Author(s): Bawazeer AA, Hattab AS, Morales E
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Abstract The objectives of this study were first to estimate the prevalence of cigarette smoking among secondary-school students and then to identify and analyse the demographic, social and cultural risk factors associated with the first cigarette smoking experience. A sample comprising 1000 students was selected randomly. Results showed that 19.6\% of the total sample smoked; 15.5\% among females and 21.9\% among males. Family and/or friends appeared to influence the first cigarette experience and thus prevention strategies should involve not only the students themselves but the home, school and social environments also.
This article was published in East Mediterr Health J
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy