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Title: Smoking behaviour among schoolteachers in the north of the Syrian Arab Republic
Authors: Maziak, W.
Mzayek, F.
Al Moushareff, M.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: Characterizing the smoking habit in specific populations is important for health planners and policy-makers. We studied the smoking patterns of schoolteachers in Saraqeb, Syrian Arab Republic and found that 52.1% of males and 12.3% of females were current smokers. Male daily smokers smoked 20 +/- 1 cigarettes per day, females 10 +/- 4. Males had smoked for, on average, 16 +/- 1 years, females for 9 +/- 4 years. Daily smokers buying foreign brands spent 22.0% of their monthly income on cigarettes, while those smoking local brands spent 12.2%. Most teachers who smoked did so openly at school. Smoking among teachers should receive attention because it is closely related to the attitudes and practices of young people towards smoking
Description: 352-358
Keywords: Tobacco Use Disorder
Subject: Smoking
ISSN: 1020-3397
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