Tobacco Addiction: A Survey of a Group of Students
Tobacco use is one of the most serious threats to global public health. The objective of our survey was to study the addictive behavior of tobacco among pharmacy students of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Rabat, Morocco.
The evaluation of nicotine addiction was carried out by the “Fagerström Questionnaire”. Our study targeted 431 students from the first and second year at the faculty of pharmacy. The statistical analysis was performed by the SPSS V19 software. The significance threshold was determined by chi-square test, a value of p <0.005 was considered statistically significant.
The occurrence of smoking was 8.89%. Tobacco dependence was seen in more than half of our tobacco consumers, 30.3% of the subjects were weakly dependent on nicotine, 21.2% were moderately addicted and 6.1% of the students were heavily addicted.
The surroundings, the male sex, and an association of alcohol, cannabis, and other drugs are the major factors behind the increased use of tobacco.
Smoking, Fagerström, nicotine addiction, students of pharmacy, smoking prevalence.