International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Health and Medical Sciences | Thailand | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022

Attitudes toward Electronic Cigarettes in Present-Users, Ever-Users, and Non-Users among High School Students in Songkhla, Thailand

Achita Wiwaraworn | Norawit Lim

Abstract: The study aims to comprehend the aspects of using the e-cigarette in high school students, including present-users, ever-users, and non-users to solve such issues that have occurred in the school. According to the school observation, the number of e-cigarette smokers has still experienced continual growth followed by consecutively decreasing ages every year. Therefore, understanding several aspects from the real users may provide a practical solution for the school to adhere to the e-cigarette problems in-depth and the information that is provided by the non-users may lead to the prevention of using e-cigarettes as well. In addition, e-cigarette cessation and treatment programs for youth should be prepared and implemented. Initially, we conducted a KoboToolbox questionnaire to identify the various variables that contribute to probability factors that can affect the decision of 211 high school students toward e-cigarette usage. 29 students out of 211 responded, or around 13.74%, had used e-cigarettes because of variables including 1. Parental use of e-cigarettes, 2. Peer use of e-cigarettes, 3. Approbation of smoking, 4. Unawareness of the problems associated with e-cigarettes, 5. The belief that quitting was simple, and 6. Life assets (Failed); yourself, family, knowledge, peers, community, etc. Another finding is an acquaintance-social trial has an impact on the average quantity of students who have used e-cigarettes. Additionally, 182 pupils, or around 86.67%, use e-cigarettes to relieve stress, which accounts for another cause for use among teenagers.

Keywords: E-cigarettes, High school students, Peer approval of smoking, Parental e-cigarette, Life assets, Failed

Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,

Pages: 981 - 988

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