Smoking and normative influence among Egyptian youth: a review of the literature
RésuméYouth aged 15-24 years form 21% of Egypt's population. Tobacco smoking among the young is a health priority in Egypt. This paper reviews the literature on smoking among Egyptian youth, focusing on factors related to social normative influences. The PubMed and Psyc/nfo databases were searched for articles related to youth, Egypt and smoking; and grey literature from the World Health Organization, Population Council and the Egypt Demographic and Health Survey were also accessed. The PubMed and Psyc/nfo searches returned 52 and 3 publications respectively, of which 14 were retained. Smoking is more common among male youth and older youth. Peer smoking is consistently associated with youth smoking, but family smoking is not consistently associated. Employment and educational factors appear to be important. The limitations of the review and recommendations for future research are discussed
Harbour, C. (2011). Smoking and normative influence among Egyptian youth: a review of the literature. EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (4), 349-355, 2011 https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118130
RevueEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 17 (4), 349-355, 2011
MétadonnéesAfficher la fiche complète
Affichage des documents associés par titre et sujet
Auteur inconnu (2015)Research clearly shows that there is no safe level of exposure to second-hand smoke. Comprehensive smoke-free laws are the only effective means of eliminating the risks associated with smoking. Article 8 of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control forms the basis of international action to reduce the burden of disease attributable to second-hand smoke. Smoke-free legislation works, but it is of key importance that certain indicators are not measured prematurely. Doing so would raise the risk of incorrectly portraying low levels of ...