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TOBACCO SMOKING AND PERCEIVED EFFECTS AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF NOVENA UNIVERSITY, OGUME, NIGERIA

*Kolawole Sunday (PhD), Agofure Otovwe (MPH) and Nwokolo Immaculata

ABSTRACT

Tobacco smoking is a major public health problem affecting young people the world over resulting in premature deaths and long term cardiorespiratory and cardiovascular diseases. The study investigated tobacco smoking and its perceived effects among undergraduate students in Novena University, Ogume, Nigeria. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 200 students, who were selected with multistage random sampling technique. The results show that most of the respondents (83.50%) had heard of the term tobacco smoking, with 60.0% actually smoking tobacco. Almost one third of the respondents (30.80%) smoke tobacco at least thrice daily with an average of 3 sticks per day. More than one third of the respondents (35.80%) had been smoking for a year and 23.30% were introduced to smoking by senior colleagues. More than one fourth of the respondents (27.50%) will feel depressed if they do not take tobacco, while 62.0% and 50.50% believes tobacco smoking has significant effects on health status and behavioural patterns of undergraduate students respectively. There was a significant association between level of study and smoking of tobacco (P=0.00), with those in 400 level more likely to smoke tobacco than students in other levels (OR= 12.987 95% CI= 4.449-37.912). The study recommended, among other strategies, health education on the dangers of tobacco smoking among undergraduate students.

Keywords: Tobacco smoking, undergraduate students, perceived effects.


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