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Title:
Prevalence and determinants of smoking among male medical students of twin cities of Pakistan
Authors:
Ume Sughra, Muhammad Imran
Published on:
2019-10-31
Journal Reference:
Volume 11 - Issue 5     September - October 2019
Pages:
407-410
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ABSTRACT
 
This descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted at Foundation University Medical College (FUMC) Islamabad from 1st January – 30th September, 2014 to determine the prevalence and determinants of smoking, among male medical students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.
The results shows that outof the total23% of the participants were smokers, 10.3% were ex-smokers and 66.7% did not smoke ever. Among smokers 57% were already smoking and 43% after joining the medical school. Stress was considered as a major triggering factor for smoking by 44% of the students. Among all students 95% were well aware of its side-effects while 51% of smoker students tried to quit among which relapse was seen in 44%.
These results shows that high prevalence of smoking was observed among male medical students of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Stress was found to be the major triggering factor for smoking followed by fun seeking and peer pressure.
Keywords:Smoking, Prevalence, Male medical students, Medical institutions, Stress
 
How to Cite This:


Sughra U, Imran M. Prevalence and determinants of smoking among male medical students of twin cities of Pakistan.Isra Med J. 2019; 11(5): 407-410.


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