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

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

Abstract

Abstract
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.
Published
2017-08-17
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.
Section
Short Communications