Impact of individual, familial and parental factors on adolescent smoking in Turkey
journal contributionposted on 04.05.2021, 01:56 by C Oztekin, Mehak Batra, S Abdelsalam, T Sengezer, A Ozkara, Bircan Erbas
The burden of adolescent cigarette smoking is substantial. We assess mothers’ and fathers’ attitudes and behaviours on adolescent smoking using a cross-sectional study of n = 707 adolescents. Associations between parental attitudes and behaviours in adolescent smoking were assessed using logistic regression separately for boys and girls. Occasional alcohol use by both parents increased odds of smoking once a day (OR = 2.44, 95% CI 1.26, 4.71, OR = 1.51, 95% CI 0.97, 2.35, respectively). Fathers smoking increased odds for girls (OR = 1.59, 95% CI 1.01, 2.52). A democratic mother de-creased odds for boys (OR = 0.32, 95% CI 0.10, 0.93) whereas a protective, demanding mother increased the odds for girls (OR = 8.65, 95% CI 1.38, 54.22). Public health smoking prevention pro-grams could support changing parental behaviours and attitudes in early years to address this burden in countries with authoritarian parenting styles.