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ERIC Number: EJ785401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Cigarette and Nargileh Smoking Practices among School Students in Beirut, Lebanon
Tamim, Hala; Al-Sahab, Ban; Akkary, Ghassan; Ghanem, Mary; Tamim, Nada; El Roueiheb, Zana; Kanj, Mayada; Afifi, Rima
American Journal of Health Behavior, v31 n1 p56-63 Jan-Feb 2007
Objectives: To determine the prevalence and predictors of smoking nargileh and/or cigarettes among school students in Greater Beirut, Lebanon. Methods: A proportionate random sample of 2443 students from 13 public and private schools was selected and asked to complete self-administered anonymous questionnaires. Results: The prevalence of smoking cigarettes only, nargileh only, and both was 2.5%, 25.6%, and 6.3%, respectively. Stepwise regression analyses revealed that the predictors of smoking for either type are different, whereby nargileh smoking is more culturally accepted than cigarette smoking. Conclusions: Design interventions to increase awareness towards the hazards of the misconceived harmless effects of nargileh smoking.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Lebanon