Attitudes toward smoking in 7- to 9-year-old children

Oei T.P.S. and Burton A. (1990) Attitudes toward smoking in 7- to 9-year-old children. Substance Use and Misuse, 25 1: 43-52. doi:10.3109/10826089009056199


Author Oei T.P.S.
Burton A.
Title Attitudes toward smoking in 7- to 9-year-old children
Journal name Substance Use and Misuse   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1082-6084
Publication date 1990
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/10826089009056199
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 43
End page 52
Total pages 10
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Subject 2738 Psychiatry and Mental health
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
3306 Health (social science)
2701 Medicine (miscellaneous)
Abstract This study reports the results of a survey on smoking of 214 children aged 7 to 9 years and 182 children aged 15 to 17 years. It was found that 27.1% of the younger group and 79.5% of the older group had tried to smoke a cigarette (even if just a few puffs). The frequency of continued smoking, as expected, was much greater for the older group, with 55.1% of older smokers compared to 0.9% of younger smokers having puffed during the last 4 weeks. The attitudes of subjects to smoking were generally negative although smokers' attitudes were more positive. The effects of parental smoking habits and attitudes on the subject's decision to smoke were considered and seen to be significant. The need for a health education program aimed at the young who have not established a smoking pattern is suggested.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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