Adolescent tobacco use and health in Southeast Asia

Al-Sadat, N.; Misau, A.Y.; Zarihah, Z.; Dahlui, M.; Su, T.T. (2010) Adolescent tobacco use and health in Southeast Asia. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health, 22. 175S-180S. ISSN 1010-5395

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    Abstract

    The use of tobacco by adolescents is a major public health concern worldwide. There are 1.2 billion smokers globally, of which more than 50 are young people. The Southeast Asian countries have about 600 million tobacco smokers within the global burden of tobacco users. Most smokers begin at early stage of life and persist through adulthood. Malaysia alone has about 5 million smokers, 20 of whom are younger than 18 years old. Many factors are implicated in the continuous rising trend of tobacco use among adolescents in Southeast Asia. A triad of family, environmental, and individual factors synergistically acts to motivate adolescents toward smoking. This article discusses the current trends of tobacco use and implications of increasing rise in adolescent smoking in the Southeast Asia region.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Al-Sadat, N.
    2. Misau, A.Y.
    3. Zarihah, Z.
    4. Dahlui, M.(Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    5. Su, T.T.
    Journal or Publication Title: Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health
    Additional Information: Al-Sadat, Nabilla Misau, A. Y. Zarihah, Z. Maznah, Dahlui Su, Tin Tin International Conference on Global Health and the United Arab Emirates - Asia-Middle East Connections Jan 04-08, 2010 Al Ain, U ARAB EMIRATES 3
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Tobacco
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms azrahani halim
    Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2013 09:12
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 09:12
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8267

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