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Intention to Quit Smoking among Intermediate and Secondary School Students in Saudi Arabia
- Abdulmohsen Hamdan, Al-Zalabani (Family and Community Medicine Department Medical Education Department, Taibah University) ;
- Ayat Roushdy, Abdallah (Environmental Health of the Liver Department, National Liver Institute, Menoufiya University) ;
- Reem Ibrahim, Alqabshawi (Family and Community Medicine Department College of Medicine, Taibah University)
- Published : 2015.10.06
Background: Smoking is one of the most preventable causes of disease and death, including cancer, and quitting at an early age can reduce smoking-related morbidity and mortality. This study aimed to estimate the prevalence and to identify factors affecting the "intention to quit" among intermediate and secondary school current cigarette smoker students in Al Madinah city, Saudi Arabia. Materials and Methods: This study cohort included 307 current smoker students in a school-based survey. The intention to quit and its related determinants were assessed using a self-administered questionnaire. Results: More than half of the participants were
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