The Social Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 4
Page No. 425 - 430

Smoking Behavior Investigation in Students of Isfahan Medical University Iran

Authors : G.H. Sharifirad , M.H. Baghianimoghadam and A. Kamran

Abstract: Using the tobacco is a worldwide problem and the leading causes of preventable deaths in the United State. Epidemiological researches on adolescent tobacco use has focused on external behavioral influences such as the smoking behavior of friends and parents and tobacco advertising, to predict smoking behavior of adolescent. This was a cross- sectional study to test some constructs of BASNEF model as a common theory in understanding and predicting the intention of 100 smoker students of Isfahan Medical University in prevention of smoking. The samples were randomly selected from the smoker students of schools of Isfahan University. For data analysis, Descriptive statistics, Chi- square, ANOVA and spearman test were used. All participants were male. The age of them ranged from (20-30) years old. About 52% of friends of students and 31% of their parents and family members were smoker. There was significant difference between the attitude of students and Subjective Norms (PV< 0.025). The accessibility of cigarette and other Enabling Factors increased 79%smoking in students. To reduce exposure to environmental tobacco, it would restrict youth access to cigarettes, reduce modeling of smoking and send clear messages about peers and parental disapproval of smoking. Using health education theories (BASNEF model) can over come the problems.

How to cite this article:

G.H. Sharifirad , M.H. Baghianimoghadam and A. Kamran , 2007. Smoking Behavior Investigation in Students of Isfahan Medical University Iran . The Social Sciences, 2: 425-430.

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