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Environmental and Social factors influencing in nicotine dependence detected through using Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence

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Environmental and Social factors influencing in nicotine dependence detected through using Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence
Amal Saad-Hussein, Asmaa Mahmoud Mohammed, Salwa F Hafez, Eman El-Tahlawy, Weam Shaheen, Mona A. Helmy, Mohamed El-Hamshary
Environmental & Occupational Medicine Department and Smoking Cessation Clinic,
National Research Centre, Egypt
Abstract
This study examined the possible environmental and social factors that may be involved in the nicotine dependence. Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence (FTND) was used to diagnose the degree of nicotine dependence among group of smokers attended the smoking cessation clinic at National Research Centre during the period of the study.
The results concluded that most of those attending smoking cessation clinic were of moderate nicotine dependence, due to their feeling of the importance of medical assistance role in stop smoking. It was detected that age and gender of the smokers have no role in developing nicotine dependence. But, most of the females asking for medical assistance to stop smoking were with moderate to high nicotine dependence. Highly educated persons were more aware about the importance of medical assistance for smoking cessation. But, educational levels and personal careers found to have no significant impact on nicotine dependence. Additionally, no significant roles of the age of initial smoking and previous history of psychological problems were detected in developing nicotine dependence.

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