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Title: Prevalence of tobacco use among the adult Lebanese population
Authors: Baddoura, R.
Wehbeh Chidiac, C.
Issue Date: 2001
Language: English
Abstract: To determine the prevalence of smoking in Lebanon, 727 individuals aged > or = 19 years were randomly selected for study using Emile Roux and Fagerstrom questionnaires. Smokers were defined as those answering "yes" to the question, "Do you currently smoke?" A Fagerstrom score > or = 6 indicated strong nicotine addiction. The prevalence of smoking was 53.6%. The male/female ratio was 1.23, with 67.0% of smokers categorized as addicted. Failure to quit was related to withdrawal symptoms, mostly irritability [57%] and weight gain [20%]. Recommendations are given for combating this high prevalence of tobacco use
Description: 819-828
Keywords: Anxiety
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Sex Distribution
Smoking Cessation
Weight Gain
Subject: Tobacco Use Disorder
ISSN: 1020-3397
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