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Antonova E., Orlova N., Pavlova S.

Smoking Among Students and Medical Students ' Awareness of Drugs to Treat Nicotine Addiction

Keywords: Smoking, nicotine addiction, students, medical faculty, drugs

The frequency of tobacco smoking and attitude to it among third-year students of the medical faculty majoring in "General Medicine" of Ulianov Chuvash State University are investigated. The main method of research was an anonymous survey, in which 235 students took part, 62,5% of them are female, 37,5% – male, their average age was 20±1,0. To assess the degree of nicotine dependence, Fagerstrom test was conducted. 45% of the surveyed students were revealed to have a high and medium degree of dependence. The survey also included questions that allowed to identify the level of students' awareness about drugs to treat nicotine addiction. 156 students (66%) named some of the drugs to treat nicotine addiction, among them 122 respondents (51.9%) named drugs containing nicotine, 75 (31,9%) – those containing cytisine, one student noted the drug varenicline. The latter is the only drug currently proven to be effective.

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About authors

Antonova Elena
4th Course Student, Medical Faculty, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (lenaantonova17@gmail.com)
Orlova Natalia
4th Course Student, Medical Faculty, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (orlova0767@mail.ru)
Pavlova Svetlana I.
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Head of the Department of Pharmacology, Clinical Pharmacology and Biochemistry, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (flavonoid@yandex.ru)

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Antonova E., Orlova N., Pavlova S. Smoking Among Students and Medical Students’ Awareness of Drugs to Treat Nicotine Addiction [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2019. – №3. P. 1-6. – URL: http://acta-medica-eurasica.ru/en/single/2019/3/1/.