SESSION TITLE: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Posters
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Smoking habit occurs frequently in adolescence with the desire of knowledge, emancipation and social integration of adolescents. But unfortunately, those smoking susceptible adolescents has been recognized as future regular smoking adults. The aim of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of susceptibility to smoke among adolescents and also to identify the determinants of smoking consumption.
METHODS: The data were obtain from a cross-sectional study in November-December 2013 by applying to adolescents anonymous questionnaires containing demographic characteristics, use of tobacco, attitudes of family and friends regarding smoking consumption. Study population were adolescents from 3 high-schools from Transylvania region, Romania, aged between 15-17 years.
RESULTS: Majority of reponders were males (51%) aged between 13-14, and 67.41 % tried smoking at least once. From 141 adolescents, those who were males (OR=1.21), who received money from parents more than 10 euro/day (OR=1.32), whose parents (OR=1.66) or friends smoked (OR=2.02) were more likely to be susceptible to cigarette consumption. Adolescents who received money from parents less than 2 euro/day (OR=0.32),who had access to anti-tobacco media (OR=0.82), and had knowledges about side effects of smoking consumption (OR=0.55) were less susceptible to smoking consumption.
CONCLUSIONS: Males adolescents who had smoking parents and smoking friends, who received money from parents and had acces to tobacco marketing were determinants in smoking consumption among adolescents from Transylvania region, Romania.
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: Efforts to prevent adolescents smoking should be designed and should include all forms of tobacco control, starting to anti-tobacco media who has protective role against susceptibility to smoking among adolescents, in order to decrease tobacco consumption especially in susceptible adolescents.
DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Doina Todea, Andreea Codruta Coman
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