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. 2019 Jun 24;33:136.
doi: 10.11604/pamj.2019.33.136.17149. eCollection 2019.

Shisha Smoking in Selected Nightclubs in Nigeria

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Shisha Smoking in Selected Nightclubs in Nigeria

Victor Olufolahan Lasebikan et al. Pan Afr Med J. .
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Abstract

Introduction: Shisha consumption is a growing public health issue all over the globe and public health awareness about its deleterious health consequences is still not sufficiently raised.

Methods: In this location-based study of nightclubs in Ibadan, Nigeria, 633 patrons of selected nightclubs were interviewed in order to obtain information on prevalence, correlates and predictors of shisha smoking.

Results: The overall prevalence of shisha smoking was 7.1%. The age of initiation into shisha smoking was lower among women, p = 0.03, but men were significantly more likely to be more frequent users, daily or weekly users, p < 0.001 and also to be current cigarette smokers, p = 0.03. There was no significant gender variability in the stage of readiness to quit. Regression analysis showed that after adjusting for age, the predictors of shisha smoking were: cigarette smoking, OR = 4.83, 95% CI (1.49-15.70) and more than 12 years of education, OR = 7.55, 95% CI (1.88 - 30.37), while being a rural dweller was a protective factor, OR = 0.05, 95% CI (0.01-0.20).

Conclusion: Shisha smoking has emerged as a prevalent public health issue in Nigeria. There is a need for an immediate response from policy providers towards shisha smoking intervention in Nigeria.

Keywords: Shisha-smoking; cigarette-smoking; gender-difference; nightclubs; public-health.

Conflict of interest statement

The authors declare no competing interests.

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