Prevalence and predictors of cigarette smoking among adolescents of Ethiopia : school based cross sectional survey
A disproportionate share of the global tobacco burden falls on developing countries, where 84% of the 1.3 billion people current smokers reside. This study aims to assess the prevalence and associated factors of cigarette smoking among adolescents of Ethiopia where the prevalence rate is increasing in its spread, the gap between male and female is decreasing, and exposure to environmental tobacco exposure is widespread. The government of Ethiopia should legislate, enact, and enforce laws that decrease accessibility of cigarettes, ban smoking in public places, and prohibit tobacco advertisement in media and movies. Moreover adolescents of the country should be educated in the dangers of tobacco use.
Auteur ou autrice(s) : Dereje, Nebiyu, Abazinab, Sabit, Girma, Abiot
Langage : Anglais