Adolescent tobacco use and health in Southeast Asia

Al-Sadat, N. and Misau, A.Y. and Zarihah, Z. and Dahlui, M. and 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
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 01:12
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2019 07:39
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/8267

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