Effect of Smoking Behavior on Nicotine Dependence Level among Adolescents

Roz Azinur Che Lamin, Nursyuhadah Othman, Che Noriah Othman
2014 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
Smoking prevalence among adolescents caused by addiction has risked the population's health. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of the nicotine dependence level among undergraduate students that practised cigarette smoking since adolescence. We distributed questionnaires that are related to smoking history, smoking habits and Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND). The findings showed that 58% of students have very low nicotine dependence and 19% of smokers have low
more » ... of smokers have low nicotine dependence. While moderate and high nicotine dependent were 18% and 5% respectively. Smoking habits are the main factors that contribute to the nicotine dependence level and quality of life.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.10.053 fatcat:f5lqzaypezgp7kpswycaxtsrli