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Statistical analysis for the impact of smoking on the behavior and health of Qatari adolescents

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submitted on 2023-03-15, 11:51 and posted on 2023-07-13, 06:26 authored by Abdel-Salam G. Abdel-Salam, Mahjabeen Ramzan, Zainab Siddiqui

The links between the use of tobacco and health risks are well known. Most of the younger smokers reside in Asia which includes Qatar, the focus country of this study. Cigarette smoking among children is rising at an alarming rate worldwide including Qatar. As youth make up a significant percentage of the population and to achieve the health objectives of the Qatar Vision 2030, it is essential to ensure the health and well-being of adolescents, as they are the future of Qatar. This study focuses on exploring the patterns of tobacco use and its impacts on the adolescents by conducting a survey in different schools across Qatar. The questionnaire was administered in five schools, selected by proportional random sampling. The responses were recorded from the sample for general questions regarding interest in physical activities, relationship with family and friends, mental satisfaction, health, academics and access to cigarettes. 

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Published in: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
See article on publisher's website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/ijamh-2018-0045

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Language

  • English

Publisher

DeGruyter

Publication Year

  • 2018

Institution affiliated with

  • Qatar University

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