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Tobacco epidemic in Africa and school-aged children and young people

As tobacco use is decreasing in most Western countries, the focus of the tobacco industry is now turned towards developing countries particularly young people in those countries. This project seeks to investigate tobacco use and its associated factors among children and young people in Ghana and Sudan with the view of informing tobacco control policy making.

A second research interest is health inequalities. Differences in tobacco use among adolescents are studied using several socioeconomic indicators, some of them developed specifically for young people in developing countries.

Researchers:

University of Tampere: David Doku, Salma El-Amin, Bright Nwaru, Arja Rimpelä, Susanna Raisamo

University of Turku: Leena Koivusilta

Publications:

Doku D, Koivusilta L, Rimpelä A. Indicators for measuring material affluence of adolescents in health inequality research in developing countries. Child Health Indicators Research 2009. DOI  10.1007/s12187-009-9045-7

Salma El-Amin, Nwaru BI, Ginawi I, Pisani P, Hakama M. The role of parents, friends and teachers in adolescents' cigarette smoking and tombak dipping in Sudan. Tob Control doi:10.1136/tc.2010.038091

Doku D, Koivusilta L, Raisamo S, Rimpelä A. Do socioeconomic differences in tobacco use exist also in developing countries? A study of Ghanaian adolescents. BMC 2010: in print

 
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