The Influence of Non Smoking Area Policy on the Proportion of Active Smokers in Student Groups

Neshia Nurindah Alifianti

Abstract

Cigarettes contain harmful chemicals such as tar, nicotine and formalin. These chemicals can be a risk factor for lung cancer, coronary heart disease and other chronic diseases. The prevalence of active smokers is increasing every year in Indonesia. Teenagers contribute to the considerable cigarette consumption and 1 in 4 teenagers become active smokers. Therefore, people need to be protected from the hazards of cigarette smoke in the environment. The non-smoking area policy aims to reduce the number of smokers and to realise the potential of healthy air. The policy has seven targets; one of them is an educational institution. The purpose of this study was to explain the impact of non-smoking area policy on the proportion of active smokers in teenage groups in the school environment. This study was conducted using the descriptive method. The data was collected from a secondary data source. The results showed that the proportion of active smokers in junior and senior high school students following the enactment of the non-smoking area policy has increased mainly in male students. In addition, active smokers who are junior high school students located in districts and cities alike have increased in number. The proportion of smokers who are high school students located in districts and cities has tended to decrease since the policy implementation.

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Alifianti N. (2017). The Influence of Non Smoking Area Policy on the Proportion of Active Smokers in Student Groups.In Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Indonesian Health Economics Association - Volume 1: INAHEA, ISBN 978-989-758-335-3, pages 128-131. DOI: 10.5220/0007025201280131


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@conference{inahea17,
author={Neshia Nurindah Alifianti},
title={The Influence of Non Smoking Area Policy on the Proportion of Active Smokers in Student Groups},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Indonesian Health Economics Association - Volume 1: INAHEA,},
year={2017},
pages={128-131},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007025201280131},
isbn={978-989-758-335-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 4th Annual Meeting of the Indonesian Health Economics Association - Volume 1: INAHEA,
TI - The Influence of Non Smoking Area Policy on the Proportion of Active Smokers in Student Groups
SN - 978-989-758-335-3
AU - Alifianti N.
PY - 2017
SP - 128
EP - 131
DO - 10.5220/0007025201280131