TRENDS OF SMOKING AMONG MEDICAL STUDENTS

1. DR. SAJID ALI GORSI, CMH RAWALAKOT
2. DR. MUHAMMAD IMRAN, DHQ HOSPITAL BHAKKAR
3. DR. HAMMAD LEHRASIB, CDA CAPITAL HOSPITAL
Corresponding Author: Dr. Hammad Lehrasib, CDA Capital hospital, hammadlehrasib2@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4281583
Cite this article as: G SA, Imran M, Lehrasib H. Trends of smoking among medical students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(11). 420-24
ABSTRACT:

Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned, and the resulting smoke is breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Most commonly, the substance used is the dried leaves of the tobacco plant, which have been rolled into a small square of rice paper to create a small, round cylinder called a “cigarette”. This cross-sectional study was conducted among medical students of different classes of different medical colleges. Brief demographic data i.e. name, age, gender, smoking habits, reasons of smoking was recorded on a predefined proforma. All the data was entered and analyzed using SPSS Ver. 23.0. A total of 80 medical students were included in this study. There were 40 (50%) male students and 40 (50%) female students. The mean age of the students was 22.45±1.67 years. A total of 23 medical students including 19 males and 4 females told that they do smoking on regular or occasional pattern. The main reasons of smoking were stress, educational pressure or company of friends.

Keywords: Smoking