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Factors associated with stages of cigarette smoking among Turkish youth.
Eur J Public Health. 2007 Apr; 17(2):155-61.EJ

Abstract

BACKGROUND

This study examines prevalence and determinants of cigarette smoking among Turkish youth and transition among smoking stages.

METHODS

Cross-sectional data from the Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS) obtained from 15 197 youth were used to study factors associated with various stages of cigarette smoking among Turkish youth.

RESULTS

Males and high-school students have higher odds of being susceptible to smoking compared with other non-smokers and higher odds of becoming established smokers. Exposure to parent, teacher, and peer smoking, anti-tobacco curricula, cigarette promotions, and perceived ease of access to cigarettes are all significant predictors of being susceptible to smoking and established smoking. Turkish youth who attribute positive traits to smokers are more likely to be susceptible to smoking and to become established smokers. Parental advice and media exposure to anti-tobacco messages were not significantly associated with becoming an established smoker.

CONCLUSION

The results reveal the importance of early prevention programmes, which should begin before high school, and targeting efforts towards male students and all students who are not yet smokers but susceptible to smoking. Findings also suggest that prevention policies that challenge the cultural perceptions of smokers among Turkish youth are needed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University 14 Marietta Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30303-2813, USA. padnex@langate.gsu.edu

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16837517

Citation

Ertas, Nevbahar. "Factors Associated With Stages of Cigarette Smoking Among Turkish Youth." European Journal of Public Health, vol. 17, no. 2, 2007, pp. 155-61.
Ertas N. Factors associated with stages of cigarette smoking among Turkish youth. Eur J Public Health. 2007;17(2):155-61.
Ertas, N. (2007). Factors associated with stages of cigarette smoking among Turkish youth. European Journal of Public Health, 17(2), 155-61.
Ertas N. Factors Associated With Stages of Cigarette Smoking Among Turkish Youth. Eur J Public Health. 2007;17(2):155-61. PubMed PMID: 16837517.
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