Tobak på gymnasiet
: en studie om elevers tobaksvanor samt inställning till policyn Tobaksfri skoltid och tobaksanvändning.

Translated title of the thesis: Tobacco at high school: a study of pupils' tobacco habits and attitude to the Tobacco-free school-day and tobacco use policy.
  • Cecilia Nilsson
  • Wanpen Rosenqvist

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    The background to the study is based on the wish that children and adolescents get a tobacco-free growth. Tobacco causes a great deal of illness in the world, and to minimize tobacco-related illness, it is in the public interest to work on preventive action at several levels. As the children are our future, it is important to provide them with tools that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. To not choosing tobacco and growing up in a tobacco-free environment provides good conditions for our children and adolescents to get an increased health. The purpose of the study was to investigate high school student’s tobacco habits and the attitude to the Tobacco-free schoolday policy and the use of tobacco. Method used to collect material was a survey that contained both open and closed questions. In the survey attended 216 students from a senior high school in Skane who provided vocational programs. The results indicated that the students' tobacco habits do not differs from the results of other studies. They also showed that the students were aware of the separate rules for students and school staff. As well as the students, not only being influenced by the adults' attitude, norm and action on tobacco issues, but also how rules are implemented and followed. The conclusion we can draw from the study is that students in senior high school want the adults to set limits and rules in favor of their health. Increased knowledge about students' tobacco habits and attitude to tobacco issues can be helpful in tobacco-preventive work at school.

    Date of Award2017-Sep-27
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorBo Nilsson (Supervisor) & Åsa Bringsén (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Health Promotion and Education

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology (30302)


    • tobacco-free school time policy
    • social interaction
    • adolescents
    • tobacco
    • public health

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