Smoking Cigarette Behavior of People in Semi-Urban Community in Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand (80473)

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Smoking increases the risk of chronic non-communicable diseases, which are the number one health problem in the world. This research aims to study the smoking behavior of cigarettes among people living in semi-urban communities in Thailand. This research was a descriptive study. The research area was Ubon Ratchathani Province, Thailand. The sample consisted of 276 people. The tools used in this research were questionnaires on smoking cigarette behavior. It had Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.75. Data analysis used statistics to find the number of values, percentage frequency, mean score, and standard deviation. The majority of the sample was 80.43% male, with an average age of 45.45 years (S.D.= 13.36). 48.92% were paid workers. 53.98% of the sample were smokers. Most of them first started smoking when they were 19-21 years old (24.64 %). The youngest age who started smoking was less than or equal to 12 years (0.36 %). Most of them smoked 3-5 cigarettes per day (16.30 %) and had seen smokers in public places (96.38 %). Smoking is now a global issue. Reducing the number of smokers is also an essential issue in Thailand. This study analyzed smoking behavior and its context among smokers in the semi-urban Community in Thailand. The results showed that smoking is more prevalent in semi-urban areas. The Thai government and stakeholders must implement smoking control measures in semi-urban communities to control and prevent future smoking.

Sirisup Sihawong, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand
Kitti Loasupap, Ubon Ratchathani University, Thailand

About the Presenter(s)
Ms Sirisup Sihawong is a University Assistant Professor/Lecturer at Ubon Ratchathani University in Thailand

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Last updated: 2023-02-23 23:45:00