Cigarettes and waterpipe smoking among medical students in Syria: a cross-sectional study.

@article{Almerie2008CigarettesAW,
  title={Cigarettes and waterpipe smoking among medical students in Syria: a cross-sectional study.},
  author={Muhammad Qutayba Almerie and Hosam El-Din Matar and Mahmoud Salam and Ahmed Morad and Marwan Abdulaal and Abir Koudsi and Wasim Maziak},
  journal={The international journal of tuberculosis and lung disease : the official journal of the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease},
  year={2008},
  volume={12 9},
  pages={1085-91}
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate tobacco use, beliefs and attitudes among medical students in Syria. METHODS A cross-sectional study of a random sample of 570 medical students (first and fifth year) registered at the Damascus University Faculty of Medicine in 2006-2007. We used a self-administered questionnaire for demo-graphic information, smoking behaviour (cigarette, waterpipe), family and peer smoking, attitudes and beliefs about smoking and future role in advising patients to quit smoking… CONTINUE READING

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