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ERIC Number: EJ817029
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Preliminary Examination of First Year Female University Students: Smoking Practices and Beliefs in a City with No-Smoking Legislation
Fletcher, Paula C.; Camblin, Amy
College Student Journal, v42 n4 p1145-1151 Dec 2008
Young adults between the ages of 20 to 24 are reported to have the highest smoking rates of any other age group. A questionnaire was used to assess the smoking practices and beliefs of 323 female university students. All participants were first year students entering university in a city where smoke-free legislation had been enacted. Results indicated that smoking rates were lower then those found among other university samples. This suggests that no-smoking legislation may promote an atmosphere where pressures to smoke are minimized, thus assisting students in making positive choices concerning their health. These exploratory findings require replication in future research. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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