|Title:||Prevalence of tobacco use among the adult Lebanese population|
Wehbeh Chidiac, C.
|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|
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
|Subject:||Tobacco Use Disorder|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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