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Cigarette and shisha use among students of medical colleges at Al-Jouf university

Ali Muqbil Alruwaili, Muteb Hassan Almarwani, Khaled AlSharari, Mohammed AlSharari, Mohammed AlAli, Thamer alanazi, Mohammad Alruwaili

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Abstract

      Smoking is a major worldwide public health problem. It is the most important avoidable cause of premature morbidity and mortality in the world. In Saudi Arabia there is a recent trend toward increased Shisha smoking.13–16 Saudi adolescents nowadays spend part of their leisure time smoking shisha in cafes and restaurants. The estimated death rate of 4.9 million people in 1999 is expected to rise to 10 million by the 2020s and 2030s, 7 million of which will occur in developing countries. Method

Study design: This will be a cross-sectional study will conducted at Al-Jouf University in Sakaka city. Data collection: Data will collect through a self-administered questionnaire constructed by the investigators. It included questions on socio-demographic variables, current cigarette and shisha smoking, smoking pattern and personal and family factors. Finding: that found a 29 smoker out of 68 total number of medicine college students , and a 13 smoker out of 33 total number of dentistry college ,  which means a 42 smoker in total of 101 students at all. Conclusion: We found high prevalence of Smoker between the Student and Their Families. There is effect of family members with increasing of smoker. The beginning of smoking is started at early age. Cigarette smoking preferred type of smoking.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18103/mra.v2i7.344

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