Volume 11, Number 4 (3-2013)                   TB 2013, 11(4): 103-113 | Back to browse issues page


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Survey of Prevalence and Causes of the Trend of Hookah Smoking in Tehran University Students of Medical Sciences 2010-2011. TB. 2013; 11 (4) :103-113
URL: http://tbj.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-362-en.html

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Background: and objectives: Smoking is considered as a worldwide public health problem that can reduce life expectancy and creativity in personal life. Also it can increase medical costs. The purpose of this study was surveying smoking habits and tendency to these materials among the students of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 2010-11. Method: This was a cross- sectional study over 720 students from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Data were collected using questionnaire and analyzed by descriptive statistical methods and Logistic regression test by using spss16 software. Results:The results showed the frequency of hookah and cigarette smoker were 22% and 23/3% respectively. The research also showed that the main cause of smoking was fun. frequency of Hookah and cigarette smoker in the schools of dentistry and pharmacy respectively were more than other schools significantly. Conclusion:Comparing this research and the results of similar researches showed that the use of cigarette, hookah are decreasing among the students of Tehran University of medical sciences in recent years. But we should continue the programs for training health care and prevention of diseases. Planning for these programs should be started in high school and followed at university. It is proposed to solve the problems of students in the term of entertainment.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/03/13 | Accepted: 2015/10/3 | Published: 2015/10/3

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