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Title: Patterns of tobacco use: results from the 2005 Global Youth Tobacco Survey in Lebanon
Authors: Saade, G.
Abou Jaoude, S.
Afifi, R.
Warren, C.W.
Jones, N.R.
Issue Date: 2008
Language: English
Abstract: We report the results of the 2005 Global Youth Tobacco Survey in Lebanon which investigated the self-reported attitudes and behaviours related to tobacco among 3314 Lebanese schoolchildren aged 13-15 years. Current use of any tobacco product was 60.1%; the use of cigarettes was 10% and other tobacco products 59% with male predominance in all areas. About 80% of students lived in homes where others smoked. About 60% of current smokers wanted to quit smoking and 51% of all students had learned about the effects of tobacco in class. Over a quarter [27%] thought that boys who smoke have more friends and 17% believed that smoking makes boys more attractive. The majority of students had been exposed to both anti-smoking media messages and pro-smoking advertisements
Description: 1280-1289
Keywords: Attitude
Sex Distribution
Health Surveys
Subject: Tobacco
ISSN: 1020-3397
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