[Attitudes of teachers to tobacco smoking]
AbstractWe aimed to evaluate the attitudes of teachers to tobacco smoking in Kalaa Kebira [a semi-urban region in the Tunisian Sahel]. Data from 358 of 402 teachers surveyed were obtained using a self-completed questionnaire. The mean age of the teachers was 35.7 [SD 7.9] years. The prevalence of smoking was 29.3% [51.6% of men and 3.6% of women], and 79% of smokers were addicted to nicotine according to the Fagerstrom test. About 50% of the teachers were badly-informed about the dangers of smoking and 75.2% of smoking teachers did not refrain from smoking in front of their pupils. The lack of knowledge of teachers limits their role as a model and information source in the anti-tobacco struggle. It is essential to draw up an education programme for the teaching staff
Ben Abdelaziz, A., Amira, Z., Gaha, K., Thabet, H., Soltane, I. et al. (2007). [Attitudes of teachers to tobacco smoking]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117329
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 13 (4), 907-915, 2007
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