TRENDS OF SMOKING AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. MUHAMMAD ZEESHAN ALI, MAYO HOSPITAL LAHORE
  2. DR. HASEEB UR REHMAN, DISTRICT HEADQUARTER HOSPITAL OKARA
  3. DR. ZOHAIB ANJUM, RURAL HEALTH CENTRE DULLANWALA KHARIAN GUJRAT
Corresponding Author: Dr. Zohaib Anjum, Rural Health Centre Dullanwala Kharian Gujrat, dr.zohaibanjum@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4015220
Cite this article as: Ali MZ, Rehman HU, Anjum Z. Trends of smoking among medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(8). 283-88

ABSTRACT: The prevalence of cigarette smoking by college students increased through the 1990s but has since leveled off and seen decreases in recent years. Education on the dangers of cigarettes is seen as a leading cause for this decrease. This activity is being less socially acceptable than it was in the past. This survey study was conducted among different medical and dental college students of different medical and dental colleges. The relevant information about smoking habits and its causes were collected on a predefined proforma. A total of 45 medical and dental students participated in the study. The mean age was 22.78±1.01 years. Out of 45 students 15 including 14 males and one female were chain smokers i.e. they used to smoke 1-2 packs per day. Thirteen including 9 males and 4 females were occasional smokers i.e. they used to smoke for fun or during any stress phase. Seventeen were non-smokers.

Keywords: Smoking, Medical Students, Dental Students