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صفحه نخست /Challenges of Tobacco Control ...
عنوان
Challenges of Tobacco Control Program in Iran
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
Attitude, Health Policy, Iran, Smoking, Smoking Cessation, Tobacco
چکیده
Background: This study assessed the status of cigarette marketing in Iran as well as the attitude of smokers toward smoking and the policies and tobacco control programs in the country. Methods: This cross-sectional study was conducted on volunteer smokers in six provinces, using a cluster random sampling method. The study population consisted of smokers who used at least one cigarette per day. The data collection tool was an anonymous self-administered questionnaire including basic information and 20-choice questions related to participants’ attitude toward smoking habits (Cronbach’s alpha Results: The majority of participants started smoking at the age of 10 to years and used foreign cigarettes. Of marketed brands, were domestic and 122 were foreign, including imported and 􀀘smuggled brands. Being tempted (25.0%), getting nervous (24.1%), and seeking euphoria (24.1%) were the most common reasons for restarting cigarette smoking after cessation. The majority of participants believed that smoking in public places was a violation of the rights of others and smoking should be avoided in such places. Conclusion: Smoking prevention programs should focus on adolescents as the most vulnerable age group. Raising the retail price of tobacco products through increasing taxes can reduce consumption, particularly among starters and youth. However, increasing taxes and prices of tobacco products may be effective when simultaneous effective measures are implemented to eliminate all kinds of illicit trade in all forms of tobacco products
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