Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 6 | ARTICLE

Title: TEACHERS’TOBACCO HABITS AND BEHAVIOURS: THE CASE OF BRAGANZA'S POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE

Author: Tânia Cristina de São Pedro Pires (t.pires@live.com.pt), Maria Isabel Barreiro Ribeiro (xilote@ipb.pt) e António José Gonçalves Fernandes (toze@ipb.pt)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 6

Abstract:
The main objectives of this quantitative study are: to determine the smoking prevalence in a teachers’ sample of public higher education in Braganza district, to know their habits and behaviors and to determine associated factors with tobacco consumption. The smoking prevalence was 15,1%. The reasons to smoke are, among others, to have a smoker brother/sister, to have a companion that smokes, to live together with smoker family members, to fight stress, to have pleasure. Most respondents knows that smoking is a bad habit with consequences for 183 their and others health. However, it seems that leaving tobacco addiction is very difficult.

Keywords: Smoking, Epidemiology, Prevalence




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