Effect of Company during Academic Years on Habit of Cigarette Smoking among Doctors

  • Awais Mustafa
  • Humaira Zafar
  • Shahbano Jawad
  • Roman Akram


Objective:  To assess the effect of company during academic years on the habit of cigarette smoking.
Materials and Methods:  This Cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted in130 doctors from three different hospitals of Lahore. Written consent was taken; participants were questioned about smoking habit. Data was analyzed using SPSS20.
Result:  Doctors (all smokers) were questioned about smoking habits. Response rate was 100%. The greatest percentage of Doctors started smoking due to influence of friends and family (65%). Majority of them stayed in private hostels (58%) and flats (29%) during their academic years. These doctors showed greater tendency towards smoking than the doctors that stayed with their family/children (15%).
Conclusion:  Our results showed a marked tendency of tobacco smoking in doctors living without their families/children in Lahore. Majorities have the smokers in their friend’s circle and had started smoking under influence of them. Doctors who lived in private
flats/hostels showed increase in tobacco use than who lived in the houses.
Key words:  Cigarette smoking, Hostelites, Smokers in friends and family.
How to Cite
MUSTAFA, Awais et al. Effect of Company during Academic Years on Habit of Cigarette Smoking among Doctors. Annals of King Edward Medical University, [S.l.], v. 23, n. 2, aug. 2017. ISSN 2079-0694. Available at: <http://www.annalskemu.org/journal/index.php/annals/article/view/1616>. Date accessed: 23 apr. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v23i2.1616.
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