EFFECT OF TOBACCO SMOKING AMONG MALE STUDENTS OF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION TECHNICAL UMUENZE ORUMBA NORTH L.G.A, ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA
The study was a descriptive survey of effect of tobacco smoking among male students of College of Education Technical Umunze in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. It has a population of 3,566 male students from the college which 200 samples were drawn using purposive sampling. Three research questions were formulated and addressed. Data were collected through the use of self -structured questionnaire. The questionnaire (instrument) was face validated by three veteran researchers in Health and Physical Education Department. It was tested for reliability using test-retest techniques. Calculation of Pearson Product Moment Co-efficient of reliability(r) gave a value of 0.88 for which the researcher adopted the instrument as reliability mean and standard deviation with decision point of 2.50 was taken. The result revealed that smokers have lower grade point, lower individual performance, usually drop-out and makes students behave abnormal to academic activities. The finding also reveals tobacco smoking has some health consequences on male students of College of Education Technical Umunze which include among others mental disorder, heart attack, lung cancer, brain drain and others. Finally, the study reveals that tobacco smoking has a lot of social effects to male students of College of Education Technical, Umunze. Recommendations were made which include among others educating the students on the health and environmental effect of tobacco smoking and government providing law that prohibits smoking of tobacco among the male students.
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