Original Article

Assessment of University Students' Perspectives On Smokeless Campus Policy

Birgul Kekliltepe,Işıl Gogcegoz
2020, 4(1), s:21-27

The cigarette is an addictive substance being used worldwide and one of the largest risk factors for health. Due to the different substances in the cigarette, smoking can cause different diseases from skin problems to cancer. It`s the biggest cause of preventable illness and deaths in almost every country in the world. In the most developed contries many studies are done against smoking. In the last few years studies on smoking are done in our country too. One of the important examples we gave to the while world is a prohibition of smoking in public places. Tobacco free public places means that all indoor workplaces and indoor public places should be completely smokefree. Cigarette smoking is very common among college students. Many studies are made to prevent this establishing campus-wide tobacco/smoke-free environments. The main aim of this study is to evaluate the perspective of Üsküdar University students on smokeless campus policy. 414 students participated in the study. The study was based on 3 different test which were provided to all participants; Sociodemographic form, Smokeless Places Assessment Form and Fagerstrom Test for Nicotine Dependence. The analysis has shown that non smokers give more support to Smokeless Campus policy than the smokers. It was determined that the level of addiction did not cause statistically significant differences. Keywords: