Metrics details. This study aimed to identify the prevalence and correlates of cigarette smoking and smokeless tobacco use in male South Asian migrants in the UAE. We used multivariable logistic regression analysis to identify significant correlates of cigarettes smoking and smokeless tobacco use. Among study participants, Bangladeshi nationality, hypertension, and alcohol use were significant correlates of current cigarette smoking. Significant correlates of smokeless tobacco use included increased age, less than college level education, alcohol use, and Pakistani or Bangladeshi nationality.
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Gender Differences in Smoking Behaviors in an Asian Population
Background: Gender-sensitive tobacco control policies are being challenged, and new directions are being sought because public health efforts have reduced cigarette consumption more substantially among men than among women. To better target women, it would help to identify the protective cultural factors that promote resiliency in women and discourage them from smoking. Whereas western cultures have generated a great deal of gender-specific research and programs on the prevention of smoking in women, Asian cultures have not. Taking a personal and sociocultural perspective, this study examines the effect of gender on smoking behaviors in Taiwan. Methods: In a cross-sectional random-sampled interview survey, adult men and 90 adult women smokers in Taiwan were queried about the time they began smoking, maintenance of their habits, and their readiness to change.
Gender differences in smoking behaviors in an Asian population
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The epidemiology of tobacco smoking and its hazardous effects on human health have been documented by a large number of studies. It is estimated that 1 in 10 deaths worldwide is caused by tobacco smoking. While the prevalence of smoking in men remains at a high level, the increasing number of younger and female smokers in recent years is also concerning.