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Title: Cigarette smoking and habits: some studies on gender and smoking patterns among University of Brighton business students
Authors: Okpala, U.
Keywords: Smoking
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Publisher: published article in Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, volume 26 no. 2, 2006
Abstract: Cigarette smoking is an intense growing habit among today youth. A survey using structured questionnaire was carried out among 100 randomly picked second year students of University of Brighton approved by a University of Brighton Ethical Committee. It was tested for reliability to ensure consistency using the Test Re-test method. The population under study was two classes of business students. Out of 100 students, 47 were male and 53, female. Also, from the same 100, 51 were non-smokers, 29 were smokers, and 20, ex-smokers. The number of cigarette smoked per day by smokers was higher than ex-smokers. Major smoking patterns followed trend: When using alcohol (mean=3.16)> When out with friends (mean=2.82)> When stressed (mean=2.80) > After meal (mean=2.15). Main reason for ex-smokers stopping smoking is to improve their health (mean=3.10).The public, school guidance counselors, researchers and medical personnel will benefit from this study.
Description: This is a published article in Journal of Science and Technology, volume 26 no. 2, 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1342
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