Application of non-Smoking area policy in non health student environments, is that effective?

Sri Surantini, Retno Palupi, Windhu Purnomo

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Abstract

Background: No-Smoking Area is a room or area that is declared prohibited from smoking, or producing, selling, advertising and or producing tobacco products. Universitas Airlangga as one of the favorite universities that has implemented of No-Smoking Areas policy so that it is expected to be an example in the effort to implement of No-Smoking Areas in the tertiary environment. However, the implementation of the No-Smoking Areas policy has not been carried out to the maximum. Purpose: this study was to analyze student behavior towards the implementation of the no-smoking area policy at the faculty of economics and business at Universitas Airlangga. Materials and Methods: This research is a quantitative study with cross sectional design involving 5,203 undergraduate students in the Economics and Business Faculty as a population and 100 students as samples. Data were collected using a questionnaire and data analysis was performed univariately and bivariately using the chi-square test. Result: Based on the results of the study it can be concluded that the proportion of students who smoke in the Environment and Business Faculty of Universitas Airlangga is still very high at 64%. Conclusion: The factors related to smoking behavior are the low attitudes of students' care towards the implementation of a non-smoking area, so that the application of a non-smoking area within the Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitas Airlangga has not been effectively implemented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)950-953
Number of pages4
JournalSystematic Reviews in Pharmacy
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Attitude
  • College students
  • Non-smoking area

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