Original Article

IJMDC. 2022; 6(6): 793-800

Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah

Authors: Abdulelah Fayez Alasmari, Faisal Alqurashi, Osama Alwafi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Electronic-cigarettes (E-cigarettes) have become popular over the past few years, especially among the university students. The prevalence of E-cigarettes smoking among medical students varied widely from one country to another. Our study aimed to assess the prevalence of E-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Methods: This study is a cross-sectional study conducted in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, among medical students aged 18 to 25 years old. The sample size was 100 medical students. The data were collected by a self-administrated online questionnaire associated with E-cigarettes use among medical students. The information was contained in an Excel sheet and was statistically analyzed using Statistical package for social sciences 22th edition. A p-value of 0.05 or less was significant. Results: A total of 150 medical students participated in the study; they had a mean age of 23.1 ± 1.27 years old. One hundred nineteen respondents were male (79.3%), while 31 were female (20.7%). The rate of the current use of E-cigarettes was 14 (9.3%). 37 (24.7%) had used E-cigarettes. The study found that E-cigarettes, susceptibility to a tobacco cigarette, and tobacco smoking were positively associated with higher age, male gender, and higher amounts of pocket money. Conclusion: The prevalence of E-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah was relatively high compared to the previous study.

Keywords:
Prevalence, electronic cigarettes, smoking, medical students, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.


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Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah


Authors
Abdulelah Fayez Alasmari
Department of Family Medicine, Resident, Family Medicine Program of Makkah, Jeddah. Saudi Arabia
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Faisal Alqurashi
Department of Family Medicine, Resident, Family Medicine Program of Makkah, Jeddah. Saudi Arabia
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Osama Alwafi
Department of Family Medicine, Resident, Family Medicine Program of Makkah, Jeddah. Saudi Arabia.
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Correspondence to:
. Department of Family Medicine, Resident, Family Medicine Program of Makkah, Jeddah. Saudi Arabia.; abdulelah.asmari@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 23 Oct 2021
Accepted 19 Feb 2022
Published online 19 Feb 2022
Published in print 04 Jun 2022

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Alasmari AF, Alqurashi F, Alwafi O. Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah. IJMDC. 2022; 6(6): 793-800. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


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Alasmari AF, Alqurashi F, Alwafi O. Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=135221 [Access: August 18, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


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Alasmari AF, Alqurashi F, Alwafi O. Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah. IJMDC. 2022; 6(6): 793-800. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


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Alasmari AF, Alqurashi F, Alwafi O. Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah. IJMDC. (2022), [cited August 18, 2022]; 6(6): 793-800. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


Harvard Style

Alasmari, A. F., Alqurashi, . F. & Alwafi, . O. (2022) Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah. IJMDC, 6 (6), 793-800. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


Turabian Style

Alasmari, Abdulelah Fayez, Faisal Alqurashi, and Osama Alwafi. 2022. Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (6), 793-800. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


Chicago Style

Alasmari, Abdulelah Fayez, Faisal Alqurashi, and Osama Alwafi. "Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6 (2022), 793-800. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Alasmari, Abdulelah Fayez, Faisal Alqurashi, and Osama Alwafi. "Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 6.6 (2022), 793-800. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Alasmari, A. F., Alqurashi, . F. & Alwafi, . O. (2022) Prevalence of electronic-cigarettes smoking among medical students in Makkah. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 6 (6), 793-800. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1634999296


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