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Ten-years-old smokers differ from their no-smoking equals in age



Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference School and Health 21 : Health education, initiatives for educational areas
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Medicine

Field Hygiene
Keywords smoking; schoolchildren; life style; differences
Description The participants of the "Non-smoking is a Norm" semilongitudinal study have advanced into 4th degree. According to the data from the pre-test, 23 % of ten-years-old children have tried to smoke, 7 % of them smoked repeatedly. Lated on, in post-test, 24 % of children experienced with smoking, more than 10 % of them repeatedly. Thus within the 6 months, the number of repeatedly smoking children has enhanced by 3,3 %, while the number of never smokers has decreased by 2,1 %. Smoking children significantly more often than never smokers lived in smoking families and had smoking friends. They also more often expressed their admiration or the neutral attitudes to smoking adults, and - on the other hand - less critical opinions. The significant differences were found also between children with only one single attempt and repeatedly smoking (p<0,001). For children, the main source of cigarettes is the home environment: parents, siblings, other relatives or free available cigarette packets.
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