Pediatrics & Therapeutics

Pediatrics & Therapeutics
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0665

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Fariha Haseen

Department of Public Health and Informatics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahabag, Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Research Article   
    Current Tobacco Smoking Status and Factors for Initiation of Smoking among Ever-Smoker Male Adolescents in Dhaka City
    Author(s): Farzana Nusrat*, Fariha Haseen and Syed Shariful Islam

    Background: Tobacco is one of the major preventable leading causes of death in the world. In Bangladesh, about 56.4 percent of smokers started smoking at age of 12-13 years. Objectives: This study was aimed to find out the status of tobacco smoking by college-going male adolescent ever-smokers with initiating factors. Method: A larger study was conducted among college-going male students from Dhaka city. This part of the study included 91 ever-smokers of 15-19 years old. This descriptive analysis shows a pattern of tobacco smoking among 91 ever-smoker male adolescents. Results were expressed by frequency, percentage and continuous variables were expressed in mean, SD. We collected data by a self-administered Bangla questionnaire which included questions of tobacco smoking behavior. Data was collected .. Read More»
    DOI: 10.35841/2161-0665.23.13.483

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