Effects of Knowledge on Second-hand Smoke on Support for Tobacco Free Policy among University Students
This study aims to identify support for smoke-free policies among university students. A cross-sectional study was conducted among 406 students from three main campuses of a university in 2018. A standardized questionnaire was administered on sociodemographic characteristics, knowledge, and habits towards tobacco use and tobacco influence. There was a significant association between knowledge on secondhand smoke (SHS) and the types of tobacco-free policies, support for smoke-free cars, smoke-free homes, and a peer support tobacco-free program. Knowledge of secondhand smoke, third-hand smoke, and tobacco-free policies increased support for tobacco-free campuses.
Keywords: Tobacco-free campus, Second-hand smoker, students
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2021 The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA CE-Bs by E-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians / Africans / Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.