Comparing cigarette smoking knowledge and attitudes among smokers and non-smokers - Archive ouverte HAL Accéder directement au contenu
Article Dans Une Revue Environmental Science and Pollution Research Année : 2020

Comparing cigarette smoking knowledge and attitudes among smokers and non-smokers

(1, 2) , (3) , (4) , (3, 5) , (3) , (3) , (3) , (3, 6) , (3, 5) , (3, 7) , (3, 5)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7

Résumé

Smoking prevalence in Lebanon was reported by the World Health Organization to be 43%, which is among the highest rates in the Arab nation. The objectives of this study were to assess cigarette smoking knowledge and attitude among smokers and non-smokers using validated scales in the Lebanese general population and evaluate their association with current cigarette smoking; a secondary objective is to assess the dose effect relationship of knowledge and attitude with cumulative smoking. This cross-sectional took place between May and December 2018, and enrolled a sample of 2623 participants, representative from all Lebanese governorates. A questionnaire about knowledge of the harmful effects of tobacco and attitude toward smoking bans retrieved from other studies was used to collect data. Male gender (ORa = 0.75), having a low monthly income (ORa = 1.56) and a higher passive smoking score (ORa = 1.25), were significantly associated with higher odds of being current smokers. Higher knowledge score (ORa = 0.97) and positive attitude toward smoking ban score (ORa = 0.94) were significantly associated with lower odds of being current smokers. In addition, increased age (ß = 15.21) and higher passive smoking score (ß = 26.58) were significantly associated with higher cumulative cigarette smoking. More positive attitude toward smoking ban score (ß = - 6.51) and having a university degree (ß = - 68.35) were significantly associated with lower cumulative cigarette smoking. Higher knowledge about the smoking-related health problems and better attitudes toward smoking ban were observed among non-smokers compared to smokers. It is important to increase awareness campaigns and to propose effective interventions to put in place an adequate culture of smoking cessation among the general population.
Fichier non déposé

Dates et versions

hal-03584678 , version 1 (22-02-2022)

Identifiants

Citer

Chadia Haddad, Hala Sacre, Aline Hajj, Nathalie Lahoud, Zeina Akiki, et al.. Comparing cigarette smoking knowledge and attitudes among smokers and non-smokers. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2020, 27 (16), pp.19352-19362. ⟨10.1007/s11356-020-08162-z⟩. ⟨hal-03584678⟩
6 Consultations
0 Téléchargements

Altmetric

Partager

Gmail Facebook Twitter LinkedIn More