Tobacco consumption characteristics in nursing students of the University of Antioquia (Colombia)

  • María de los Ángeles Rodríguez Gázquez Enfermera, Especialista en Epidemiología y Doctora en Salud Pública. Profesora de la Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia. email: marodriguez@tone.udea.edu.co.
  • Sergio Alejandro Pineda Botero Estudiante de Enfermería y miembro del semillero de investigación Kairos de la Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia. email: shezittoaedu@hotmail.com.
  • Luisa Fernanda Vélez Yépes Estudiante de Enfermería y miembro del semillero de investigación Kairos de la Facultad de Enfermería de la Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia. email: luisa.f.v.a@hotmail.com.
Keywords: Smoking; prevalence; students; nursing.

Abstract

Objective. To describe the tobacco consumption characteristics in nursing students of the University of Antioquia.

Methodology. 435 nursing student’s descriptive study. A self applied form was used to report the information of the study variables.

Results. The life prevalence of cigarette consumption was 39.5%, (14.4% current and 25.1% former smokers), 15.4% of smokers are at high risk of nicotine addiction. One out of four smokers started the habit at university. During the last 12 months four out of five smokers have tried to quit smoking and three out of five have the intention to quit smoking. The smoking cessation rate was 63.8%. 98.2% of the students disagree with the fact that nurses smoke.

Conclusion. Cigarette consumption among nursing students although is not of great magnitude, it is a problem that require special attention from the agencies responsible for the university’s welfare programs.

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Published
2010-12-15
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Rodríguez Gázquez M. de los Ángeles, Pineda Botero S. A., & Vélez Yépes L. F. (2010). Tobacco consumption characteristics in nursing students of the University of Antioquia (Colombia). Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 28(3). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/7605
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