Addiction Disorders and Therapy

Prevalence and Determinants of Smoking in Gida Ayana Town, Eastern Wollega, Ethiopia, Crossectional

*Mulugeta Gobena
Department Of Nursing, Hawassa University, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author:
Mulugeta Gobena
Department Of Nursing, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
Email:jaragobe@yahoo.com

Published on: 2019-03-22

Abstract

Introduction: Tobacco use kills millions of people World Wide. Causing immense suffering and also has enormous economical social costs.
Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of cigarette smoking in Gida Ayana town population from October 1- April 1, 2017.
Methods and materials: The assessment was conducted by using community based cross- sectional study on sample population by using systematic sampling method. The information was collected by interview of respondent using structured questionnaire.
Result: From the 317 studied individuals 40(12.7%) are currently smoking, out of which 11.98% were males and 0.72% were females.

Keywords

Smoking, Gida Ayana Town, Eastern Wollega, Ethiopia, Tobacco, Chewing khat

Introduction

Tobacco use kills millions of people worldwide, causing immense suffering, and also has enormous economic and social costs. In developing world, tobacco poses a major challenge, not just to health, but also to social and economic development, and environmental sustainability (1).

Thus, it is useful to assist government and health officials alarmed by the health and economic consequences of tobacco use in their countries to develop effective legislation as part of campaign to reduce morbidity and mortality from tobacco related diseases (2).