The importance of education and health promotion of non-smoking areas on teenagers: A study at north Surabaya area
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Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga Universit, Surabaya, Indonesia
Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga University, Surabaya, Indonesia
Publication date: 2021-09-02
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Feri Andriani   

Department of Environmental Health, Faculty of Public Health, Airlangga Universit, Surabaya, Indonesia
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2021;19(Suppl 1):A6
Cigarettes are one of the biggest causes of death in the world. Near 1.7% of smokers start smoking at the age of 5-9 years and the highest start smoking in the age group of 15-19 years (43.35%). The prevalence of smoking increased every day for ages 25-34 years 29% to 31.1%. The increase occurred in the 15-24 years age group from 17.3% to 18.6%. A large number of smokers in their teens make the Surabaya government has an innovation to create a non-smoking area to reduce the effect of smoking on teenagers. The prevalence of non-smoking in the Ampel and Sidotopo districts is still below 60%. Therefore it is necessary to strengthen the no smoking area for teenagers.

The aim was to know the knowledge of teenagers before and after health promotions regarding non-smoking area.

This research method uses descriptive study, before and after (pre and post-test) giving health promotion (counseling and giving posters) regarding areas without smoking. Subjects were high school class students randomly in the Sidotopo and Ampel districts with a total of 30 participants.

The results show that before being given a health promotion regarding non-smoking area, only around 30% got all the questions correctly. However, after being given an intervention, as many as 80% of students have answered correctly

It is necessary to increase education and health promotion of the local health community and teachers to clarify the role of the non-smoking area for the community, especially teenagers.

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