Tobacco-Free Policy Support among Students in University Campuses

Authors

  • Siti Munira Yasin Faculty of Medicine, University Teknologi MARA, Sungai Buloh Campus
  • Aisyah Zubillah Faculty of Medicine, UiTM
  • Mohamad Ikhsan Selamat Public Health Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, UiTM Sungai Buloh
  • Nurhuda Ismail Public Health Medicine Department, Faculty of Medicine, UiTM Sungai Buloh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2246

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine support for various tobacco-free policies among students in public universities. This cross-sectional study was conducted among 406 students from three main campuses of a university in July 2018. Three hundred ninety-two students responded from three campuses in Selangor. There was a significant association between knowledge of secondhand smoke (SHS) and the types of tobacco-free policies.  Students who perceived knowing the dangers of SHS also supported smoke-free cars and campus policy. In conclusion, knowledge of secondhand smoke, third-hand smoke, and tobacco-free policies should be enhanced.

Keywords:  Tobacco-free campus, Second-hand smoker, students.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bsby e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, UniversitiTeknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2246

Published

2020-07-01

How to Cite

Yasin, S. M., Zubillah, A. ., Selamat, M. I. ., & Ismail, N. (2020). Tobacco-Free Policy Support among Students in University Campuses. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 119-126. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v5i14.2246