Relationship between Alcohol and Tobacco Use among Students of Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences of TiranaJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.3, No. 5)
Publication Date: 2014-05-15
Authors : Esmeralda Thoma; Irida Pano;
Page : 675-679
Keywords : alcohol; regular use; cigarette; abuse;
"Aim: The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence and correlation of alcohol and tobacco use among students of FMTS and their familiar heredity. Methods: This is a study performed at FMTS during april 2013, part of which were 700 students of this faculty. They underwent different questionnares like AUDIT tests. The students were choosen completely randomly. Results: The questionnaires were distributed to 700 students and they completed them anonymously. 537 of the students were female and 163 male. 460 students were enrolled in Bachelor studies, 120 in Master studies and 120 in Part-time studies. The majority of students (69%) reported current use of cigarette`s and they call themselves regular users of cigarettes, 19% of them reported occasional cigarette use. 7.4% of students reported current alcohol use. 5% of alcohol use students reported regular use of alcohol and they were alcohol abusers, meanwhile 2.4% of them reported occasional use of alcohol. 21.1% of students reported concomitant use of alcohol and tobacco. Conclusions: These data’s should make us more attentive to interfere on educational programs earlier for example during adolescence and to explain the health risks that comes from cigarette and alcohol use. "
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