Author(s): AlMohamed HI, Amin TT
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Abstract The study describes the prevalence of different forms of smoking, and the correlates of current smoking, by male students of King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia. A random sample of 1382 students at 9 colleges answered a self-administered questionnaire based on the Global Youth Tobacco Survey plus the modified Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence. The prevalence of current smoking was 28.1\% (21.6\% for cigarettes, 14.6\% for waterpipe). Of current smokers, 41.4\% were living in homes where others smoke and 17.0\% initiated smoking below age 12 years. In logistic regression analysis older age, living away from home, smoking by family and close friends and exposure to tobacco promotion were predictors of current smoking status.
This article was published in East Mediterr Health J
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy