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RMJ. 2005; 30(2): 74-75

Prevalence of smoking in various cities of Pakistan

Malik Muhammad Adil, Muhammad Zubair, Umar Ali Khan.

Objective: Our objective was to asses the prevalence of smoking in various cities of Pakistan
Methods: To asses the prevalence of smoking a questionnaire was used.
Results: Mean age of population studied was 47.62 13.22 years. Prevalence of smoking was 56.3%. Higher socioeconomic status has positive effect on smoking habits and no effect of paternal smoking on offspring smoking habits.
Conclusion: A prevalence of 56.3 % was found. A positive and healthy thinking against smoking has been noted in masses of educated Pakistani people. (Rawal Med J 2005;30:74-75).

Key words: Smoking, socioeconomic status, paternal smoking

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