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Iran J Health Educ Health Promot 2013, 1(3): 33-46 Back to browse issues page
View of the people on the impact of visual media on the prevention and incidence of smoking among adolescents and young adults.
Shahbazi H *, Baghianimoghadam MH, Zinalabediny M, Amoie A, Zolghadr R
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Background and objective: There is a strong positive correlation between the onset of smoking in adolescents and young adults, and exposure to media and movies which shown consumption of smoking. Therefore, the aim of this study was to investigate the views of the people of Yazd, Iran on the impact of visual media on the prevention and incidence of smoking among adolescents and young adults. Materials and methods: This was a descriptive (cross-sectional) study. Participants were 582 individuals living in the city of Yazd. The self administrative questionnaire was used which validity and reliability was measured. After completing the questionnaires, the data were analyzed by using SPSS Version 16. Results: Based on participants' view role of family, friends and media respectively were more important in the tendency of adolescents and young adults smoking users. Almost 80% of subjects showed that influence of smoking in the media on a positive attitude towards tobacco smoking among adolescents and young people was very high. More than 55% of participants confirmed that the lack of smoking in movies doesn’t affect the quality of films. Conclusion: The present study suggest control and monitoring on media, limitation or lack of smoking on media and films is an important factor to decreasing and control of smoking in adolescents and young adults.
Keywords: Visual Media, Prevention, Smoking
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Received: 2013/10/30 | Accepted: 2013/12/9
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H S, MH B, M Z, A A, R Z. View of the people on the impact of visual media on the prevention and incidence of smoking among adolescents and young adults.. Iran J Health Educ Health Promot. 2013; 1 (3) :33-46
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فصلنامه آموزش بهداشت و ارتقاء سلامت ایران Iranian Journal of Health Education and Health Promotion
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