Determinants of exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) among non smoking adolescents (aged 11-17 years old) in Greece: results from the 2004-2005 GYTS Study

Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2010 Jan;7(1):284-90. doi: 10.3390/ijerph7010284. Epub 2010 Jan 21.


The aim of the study is to investigate the determinants of exposure to ETS among Greek adolescents aged 11-17 years old. The GYTS questionnaire was completed by 5,179 adolescents. About 3 in 4 responders (76.8%) were exposed to ETS at home, and 38.5% were exposed to ETS outside of the home. Gender, age group, parental and close friends smoking status were significant determinants of adolescent's exposure to ETS. The results of the study could be valuable for the implementation of public health initiatives in Greece aiming to reduce the burden of adolescent's exposure to passive smoking.

Keywords: Environmental Tobacco Smoke; Greece; adolescents.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Environmental Exposure / statistics & numerical data
  • Female
  • Greece / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / statistics & numerical data*


  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution