Predictors of smoking initiation among schoolchildren in Tunisia: a 4 years cohort study.

@article{Harrabi2009PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of smoking initiation among schoolchildren in Tunisia: a 4 years cohort study.},
  author={Imed Harrabi and Hinda Chahed and Jihen Maatoug and J Gaha and Sahloul Essoussi and Hassen Ghannem},
  journal={African health sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={147-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To identify predictors of smoking initiation among non smoking Tunisian school children; and to propose efficient antismoking strategies in order to prevent smoking initiation. METHODS It was a cohort study surveying prospectively for four years pupils attending schools in Sousse city in Tunisia. 441 non smoking pupils aged 13-15 years attending secondary schools in Sousse. Data were collected by a self administered questionnaire during class session. Two ways cross tabulation… CONTINUE READING

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