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Title: [Attitudes of teachers to tobacco smoking]
Authors: Ben Abdelaziz, A.
Amira, Z.
Gaha, K.
Thabet, H.
Soltane, I.
Ghedira, A.
Gaha, R.
Issue Date: 2007
Language: French
Abstract: We 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
Description: 907-915
Keywords: Smoking
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Subject: Smoking
ISSN: 1020-3397
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