Gulistan Erdal, Hilmi Erdal, Kemal Esengun, Gungor Karakas.
Cigarette consumption habits and related factors among college students in Turkey: A logit model analysis.
J Pak Med Assoc Jan ;65(2):136-41.
Objective: To investigate smoking habits, related factors and level of consciousness among college students in Turkey. Methods: The study was conducted at Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat, Turkey, in May 2013. Data was obtained through face-to-face questionnaires. It was tested using Binomial Logit Regression Model. In addition, students were asked to answer a five-score question group in order to determine the reflections and judgments of smoker students. Results: Of the 253 students in the study, 125(49%) were males. Overall, there were 101(40%) smokers. Smoking ban was found to lower cigarette smoking among the smokers (p<0.0001). On the other hand, smoking habit of parents and friends, income levels and differences in places where they lived positively affected cigarette smoking (p<0.05). Conclusion: Tobacco policies and precautions taken to lower tobacco use resulted in considerable decrease in cigarette consumption.
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