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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA



Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM
13-180

Smoking Incidence among Girl Students from Faculty of Pharmacy, in Iasi, Romania

Cornelia Mircea, MPH, Claudia Butnaru, Luminita Agoroaei, and Elena Butnaru. Toxicology, University of Medecine and Pharmacy "Gr. T. Popa", Faculty of Pharmacy, Universitatii 16, Iasi, 700115, Romania

Objective: The aim of our study was to evaluate smoking incidence to girl students from Faculty of Pharmacy

Methods: Smoking incidence was estimated by 383 pharmacy girl students sounding.

Results: Smoking incidence was estimated by 383 pharmacy girl students sounding. From all these girl students 118 are smoker with on an average of 22.8 years old. From studied lot 33.89% of girl students declared that they had smoked because of their company and 15.25% because of boredom. They had smoked on an average of 4.46 years ago (with variation between 2 months and 14 years). Comparatively with boys, girls had smoked a lower number of cigarettes, an average 12-13 cigarettes per day. Girls had prefered smoking with coffee (47.45%) or when they had met with friends in clubs (16.94%). Pharmacy girl students know very well negative effects of smoking and they said that they will drop out smoking in future (92.37%), if they are pregnant (37.28%) or suffer diseases (34.74%). 54.23% from girls tried drop out smoking by: abstaining (54.23%), gradual reduction of cigarettes number (17.18%), sports (6.25%). Smoking incidence among girl students of our faculty does not excel the one of other graduate women, but we must have in our mind that these students will become active part of people health education and the power of their self example has very important impact.