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Cigarette smoking habits, attitudes and associated social factors in adolescents.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  275648     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cigarette smoking habits and attitudes and associated social factors of 997 third and fourth form pupils were studied, using an interviewer administered questionnaire, in two co-educational secondary schools as part of a smoking intervention programme. Overall, 32 percent of the pupils were regular smokers with 15% smoking more than two cigarettes per day. The majority of smokers began smoking before secondary school; boys started earlier than girls,nd heavy smokers earlier than light smokers. The commonest reason for giving up smoking was personal dislike. Heavy smokers were more likely to have respiratory symptoms than other pupils. The smoking habits of the pupils were related to those of their parents, siblings and friends. The majority of pupils thought cigarette smoking bad for their health irrespective of their own smoking habits.
R Beaglehole; E Eyles; W Harding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  87     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1978 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-08-28     Completed Date:  1978-08-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  239-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Attitude to Health*
Cough / complications
New Zealand
Peer Group
Smoking / complications,  epidemiology*

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