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Research of the Perspective Related for the Smoke-Free Situational Assistance on Non-Medical University Students FREE TO VIEW

Tomoyasu Uno, MD; Tomoyasu Uno, PhD
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Health Care Center, Fukushima University, Fukushima, Japan

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Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1297A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1412
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SESSION TITLE: Tobacco Cessation and Prevention

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: The achievement of Smoke-Free University (SFU) is critical issue. Alongside recent studies demonstrated that smoking habits is notoriety and/or stigma. Additionally, has been suggested that tobacco include various problems, not only simply scientific view point, but also, medical care, taxes and air pollution is involved. Nevertheless, even adult civilians still incorrect understanding of the tobacco in Japan, so the adolescence students are lacking of awareness to social tobacco circumstances is estimated.

METHODS: The questionnaire was performed in SFU students(and faculty members[n=132]) who enrolled were examined that consent was obtained. Many among them are relatively students who are aiming for elementary and junior high school teacher. In particular, we evaluated about the recognition of tobacco related issues about education matter, support and social problems.

RESULTS: The age of the subjects(Student: n=641) was 20.4±1.6(mean±SD). Smoking ratio(%) was Current:8.4/ Ex:5.6/ Never:86.0. The knowledge about tobacco tax usage was only 15.0%, however, current smoke group was significantly high in cross tabulation ( [p=0.0018] versus control: ex/never). Answer of the tax is also involved in the lives of those who do not smoke was known/ unknown(%)=36.9/64.1.The answer how about the concept of “Smoking=Social Evil ?” was Desirable/ Neither Nor / Undesirable(%), 20.7/ 34.9 /39.3, respectively. These result indicated that their subjective thinking were considered to be a good opinion (not social reject and stigmatize) and satisfactory towards themselves and the younger generation. Hope of the free of charge smoking cessation therapy and/or counseling in university(Health Care Center) was only 29.2%, regardless about the presence or absence of smoking history, 70.8% are wanted to share the information and support for quit smoking from above strategy.

CONCLUSIONS: In this study revealed that underrecognized of social tobacco status. The knowledge of tobacco was poor, therefore enhance the further knowledge of them, we were considered that necessity of create a framework into actively participate in the smoke prevention education. Tobacco education include social situation in Japan. So, we should do more education and support for smoker with or without smoking.

CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: We would like to further advance this research. For this purpose, the achieving completely smoke-free campus, not only our university, we think need initiatives of the entire university in Japan. In addition, by resolving the current college students and faculty/staff problems, the younger generation, it aims to contribute to that improvement will be prevention and cessation education to child(e.g. elementary and junior high schools), smoking current situation that is later than other countries. Additionally, we think that the terrible thing of indifference to the current tobacco situation.

DISCLOSURE: The following authors have nothing to disclose: Tomoyasu Uno, Tomoyasu Uno

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