Research Article
Volume 10 Issue 2 - 2021
The Role of Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Cigarette Smoking among Young People
Hamid Abasi1,2, Zahra Sadat Asadi1* and Nasser Mohammad Gholi Mazraji3
1Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Public Health, Neyshabur University of Medical Sciences, Neyshabur, Iran
3Department of Biostatistics, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Hamadan, Iran
*Corresponding Author: Zahra Sadat Asadi, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Aja University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Received: December 21, 2020; Published: January 25, 2021


Introduction: Cigarette smoking (CS) is a psychological phenomenon that drives young people to smoke. This study was aimed to explore the role of smoking-related factors young people in 2019.

Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried on 230 young people who were selected by simple random method in 2019, western Iran. Data collection were used by demographic and risk behaviors of CS questionnaires. Data were performed with SPSS software version 22 and descriptive, logistic regression tests was used. Significance level was considered < 0.05.

Results: The Mean (± SD) age of the participants was 21.13 (± 0.89). The prevalence of current cigarette smoking and ever cigarette smoking was 12.2% and 23%, respectively. The results of logistic regression revealed that ever CS (p < 0.001) and having family smoker (p = 0.026) were predictor factors for current CS.

Conclusion: According to prevalence of CS young people, planning and implementing interventions for raising young people’ and family’s awareness concerning the negative effects of CS is needful to enable behavior change.

Keywords: Cigarette Smoking; Young People; Prevention


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