Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 7 - 2020
Does the Dental School Environment Help Increasing Student Smoking?
Fawaz Alhoudy1*, Mohammed Khawaji1, Abdulmajeed Alqahtani1, Abdullah Almane1 and Ahmed Alomar2
1College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
2Associate Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Fawaz Alhoudy, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia.
Received: May 29, 2020; Published: June 16, 2020




Abstract

This study was conducted to identify the prevalence of smoking, types of smoking, consequences of stress and stress relievers among undergraduate dental students and interns at dental schools in Riyadh during the different years of study. A cross-sectional study was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire. A 235 responses were obtained. The results of the questionnaire reveal the prevalence of smoking among dental students and interns was 43.8%. The most common type of smoking among students was the Cigarettes. No significant physical problems were reported as consequences of smoking.

Keywords: Dental Students; Stress; Smoking; Dentistry

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Citation: Fawaz Alhoudy., et al. “Does the Dental School Environment Help Increasing Student Smoking?”. EC Dental Science 19.7 (2020): 38-45.

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