Tobacco Cessation and Prevention: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention |

Factors Affecting Cigarette Smoking and Electronic Cigarette Consumption Among Teenagers From Cluj-Napoca Area, Romania FREE TO VIEW

Doina Todea; Andreea Coman
Author and Funding Information

University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.

Chest. 2016;149(4_S):A597. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.02.623
Text Size: A A A
Published online

SESSION TITLE: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

PURPOSE: Tobacco use in teens is highly prevalent and seems to be influenced not only by psychological factors. Also, electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) in teenage population has a great popularity. Actually teens interested on cigarette or e-cigarete will become future regular adult smokers. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence and factors affecting smoking cigarette and e-cigarette consumption among teens in Cluj-Napoca area, Romania.

METHODS: Data were obtained from a cross-sectional study in November 2014 by applying to adolescents from 3 high-schools, aged between 15-17 years anonymous questionnaires containing demographic characteristics, use of tobacco, attitudes of family and friends regarding smoking consumption and also question to assessed electronic cigarette use and cigarette use, psychosocial risk and protective variables.

RESULTS: From 532 adolescents, mean age was 14.4 (SD=2.23) years, 58% were males, 26% were smokers, 89% have had knowledge about e-cigarette from especially from friends (67%), internet (12%) and parents (4%). From smokers 40% used both electronic cigarette (dual users) and from non smokers only 29% used it; those who were males (OR=1.32), who received money from parents more than 10 euro/day (OR=1.41), whose parents (OR=1.55) or friends smoked (OR=1.98) were more likely to be susceptible to cigarette consumption. Adolescents who received money from parents less than 2 euro/day (OR=0.23),who had access to anti-tobacco media (OR=0.73), and had knowledges about side effects of smoking consumption (OR=0.46) were less susceptible to smoking consumption. Dual users and only cigarette users were highest on risk status (high on risk factors and lower on protective factors) compared with other groups (p=0.000). Electronic cigarette users were higher on risk status than nonusers but lower than dual users. (p<0.0001).

CONCLUSIONS: All forms of anti-tobacco media have a protective role against susceptibility to smoking among adolescents. Efforts to prevent adolescents smoking and e-cigarette consumption should be designed and should include all forms of tobacco control.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: The succesfull in tobacco control both in cigarette smonking and e-cigarette consumption in adolescents will prevent the future diseases atribute to tobacco consumption and will prevents the costs in Health Services.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Doina Todea, Andreea Coman

No Product/Research Disclosure Information




Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

Find Similar Articles
CHEST Journal Articles
PubMed Articles
  • CHEST Journal
    Print ISSN: 0012-3692
    Online ISSN: 1931-3543