The perception of electronic cigarette use in nursing students
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Poltekkes Kemenkes Pontianak, Pontianak, Indonesia
Publication date: 2021-09-02
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Bayu Adjie Pangestu   

Poltekkes Kemenkes Pontianak, Pontianak, Indonesia
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2021;19(Suppl 1):A259
Electronic cigarette is a problem in the world today. The electronic cigarette is a device designed to produce nicotine vapor without burning tobacco while still giving the sensation of smoking. Basically, electronic cigarette were created to help smokers stop smoking, but they have not been proven yet. This is because the liquid content unsafe and harmful to health.

The purpose of this study was to determine the description of perceptions about electronic cigarettes in nursing students.

The type of this study was quantitative with descriptive design. There were 40 Nursing students selected by consecutive sampling technique. The questionnaire used a demographic data questionnaire and perception of the electronic cigarettes use. The data were analyzed by using univariate test.

The results of statistic showed that the average age was 19.375 (SD = 1.029), most of respondents were male, 65% (N = 26), and not smoking of 52.5% (N = 21). The result of electronic cigarettes use in nursing students had positive perception of 80% (N = 32). These results indicate that most nursing students still consider electronic cigarettes to be less harmful than tobacco.

This study shows that positive preception of nursing students about electronic cigarettes use. The future studies are recommended to use a larger sample size than this study.

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