Tobacco smoking is fast becoming a public health problem in Ghana and the youth are at a greater risk of becoming victims of it.
A survey of nine secondary (high) schools in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana showed that 31.1% of students have smoked before and that 10.3% smoke cigarettes regularly.
A significant number of those who had ever smoked (32.6%) came from high socio-economic homes as exemplified by the level of education of the father.
Advertising appears to be a factor as to why students start to smoke.
Most students (59.4%) appear to know smoking is injurious to health.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Epidémiologie, Adolescent, Homme, Milieu universitaire, Prévalence, Ghana, Afrique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Epidemiology, Adolescent, Human, University environment, Prevalence, Ghana, Africa
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 92-0392110
Code Inist : 002B18C05. Création : 199406.