Factors behind the prevalence of smoking: A case study of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College, Mirpur, Azad Jammu & Kashmir


Muhammad Shoaib, Mirza Muhammad Abdullah and Atif Ullah

Objectives: The objectives of research were to analyze the smoking behavior among the medical students and to examine the factors behind the prevalence of smoking among the students of Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Medical College while recommendations are made on study findings.
Materials and Methods: Quantitative research design is used while nature of research is descriptive cross-sectional. Sample size of the study was 500 Medical Students (First year MBBS to final year MBBS). Non-probability convenience sampling technique was used to extract the sample. The data was collected through self-structured mixed questionnaire and analyzed by employing SPSS.
Results: They faced difficulty in refraining the smoking stuff which might be the educational and socio-cultural pressures which they are expected to
contain in the society. The knowledge and legislation were supported by the students as legislation should be carried out to ensure the smoke free environment in College.
Conclusion: Students of Medical College Mirpur have been found addict to the smoking. However, they have been found conscious towards their smoking status while experiencing different brands.

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