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dc.contributor.authorKarekla, Mariaen
dc.contributor.authorSymeou, A.en
dc.contributor.authorTsangari, H.en
dc.contributor.authorKapsou, Margaritaen
dc.contributor.authorConstantinou, Mariosen
dc.creatorKarekla, Mariaen
dc.creatorSymeou, A.en
dc.creatorTsangari, H.en
dc.creatorKapsou, Margaritaen
dc.creatorConstantinou, Mariosen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T10:21:53Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T10:21:53Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.urihttps://gnosis.library.ucy.ac.cy/handle/7/37393
dc.description.abstractBackground: Smoking has been internationally recognized as an epidemic contributing to major health problems. Smoking contributes to most of the preventable deaths worldwide. Although Cyprus is considered among developed countries with high smoking prevalence (estimates of 2535 of the population), not much has been done for the systematic scientific study of this problem, especially in adolescence. The present study aimed to investigate smoking prevalence and related factors among Cypriot adolescents. Methods: Participants were selected through stratified random sampling. The final sample included two subpopulations: middle (n 1085) and high (n 767) school students. Results: Six percent of middle school students reported being regular smokers. This climbed to 24 among high school students. Smoking prevalence increases with age, and appears higher in boys than in girls. Smoking is quite common in the participants families, particularly among fathers. Cigarette and smoke exposure in the home was high, as only a fifth of the students reported smoking never being allowed in the home. Exposure to actors smoking on television was the norm (6267) with low reported exposure to anti-smoking messages. Having friends who smoke, exposure to others smoking and low educational aspirations were significant predictors of smoking for both groups. Additional predictors, which were different for middle and high school students, were identified. Conclusion: Further research to investigate the nature of these effects is required and to provide further insight into the psychosocial parameters affecting smoking. These results can guide possible prevention and intervention programs for adolescents, and suggest the importance of following a systemic approach.en
dc.sourceEuropean journal of public healthen
dc.source.urihttps://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-71449125319&doi=10.1093%2feurpub%2fckp064&partnerID=40&md5=95229a4cfc8c603dfca203d4141bd4a7
dc.subjectAdolescentsen
dc.subjectCyprusen
dc.subjectSmokingen
dc.subjectSmoking prevalenceen
dc.subjectTobacco exposureen
dc.titleSmoking prevalence and tobacco exposure among adolescents in Cyprusen
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/eurpub/ckp064
dc.description.volume19
dc.description.issue6
dc.description.startingpage655
dc.description.endingpage661
dc.author.facultyΣχολή Κοινωνικών Επιστημών και Επιστημών Αγωγής / Faculty of Social Sciences and Education
dc.author.departmentΤμήμα Ψυχολογίας / Department of Psychology
dc.type.uhtypeArticleen
dc.description.notesCited By :6; Export Date: 17 July 2017en
dc.source.abbreviationEur.J.Public Healthen
dc.contributor.orcidKarekla, Maria [0000-0001-7021-7908]


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