Smoking among students in a rural secondary school

Teh, Kok Hoi and Ling, Kin Hong (2000) Smoking among students in a rural secondary school. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 5 (2). pp. 85-88. ISSN 1823-7339,

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A cross-sectional study on the prevalence of smoking among Form 3, 4 and 5 students of a rural national co-educational school was carried out using a self administered questionnaire. By the age of 18 years old, three quarters of boys had tried smoking compared with 12% of girls. About a third of boys were still smokers while only 0.''/u of girls were still smokers. There was a higher prevalence of smokers among students who stayed with their parents and those who were working part-time. Most smokers knew about the dangerous and addictive effect of cigarette smoking but smoked because of "influence by school peers", "curiosity" and '"to increase concentration and decrease tension'.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: DH
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cigarette; smoking; prevalence; students
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2020 02:19
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2020 02:19

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