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SMAD. Revista eletrônica saúde mental álcool e drogas

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SILVA, Bruno Pereira da; SALES, Carolina Maia Martins; FRANCA, Marilene Gonçalves  e  SIQUEIRA, Marluce Miguel de. Tobacco use among nursing students of a private college. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2012, vol.8, n.2, pp. 64-70. ISSN 1806-6976.

The aim of this study was to draw a prevalence profile of smoking among nursing students of Faculdades Unificadas Doctum, Guarapari-ES. This is an exploratory, descriptive and quantitative research, developed with 68 nursing students. The data was collected on February and March 2009, with a self-administered questionnaire. Our findings show that the majority of students are female, from 20 to 25 years-old, living with their parents, without their own income. Among them, 50% have tried smoking sometime in life, these experiences have happened among relatives in 53%; 32.4% among friends and 58.5% among other smokers. The study has allowed thoughts on the use/abuse of tobacco, making aware of the damage caused by this substance among young adults.

Palavras-chave : Smoking; University; Prevention.

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