Effects of Knowledge on Second-hand Smoke on Support for Tobacco Free Policy among University Students

Authors

  • Siti Munira Yasin Public Health Medicine Department, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Ikhsan Selamat Public Health Medicine Department, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Aishah Zubillah Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nurhuda Ismail Public Health Medicine Department, Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v6i18.381

Abstract

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.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v6i18.381

Published

2021-04-24

How to Cite

Yasin, S. M. ., Selamat, M. I. ., Zubillah, A. ., & Ismail, N. . (2021). Effects of Knowledge on Second-hand Smoke on Support for Tobacco Free Policy among University Students. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies, 6(18), 19-33. https://doi.org/10.21834/jabs.v6i18.381

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