- 公益社団法人 日本薬学会
- YAKUGAKU ZASSHI (ISSN:00316903)
- vol.142, no.8, pp.875-882, 2022-08-01 (Released:2022-08-01)
We investigated a situation of passive smoking and its damaging effects among high school students. Urine cotinine concentration was measured and quantified. Additionally, we evaluated the awareness of passive smoking and smoking regulations in high school students, and the educational effect on passive smoking using a questionnaire survey and educational videos produced by high school students. We conducted a self-reporting questionnaire survey with high school students before and after watching the video produced by the high school students. We gathered the scores of the Kano Social Nicotine Dependence Questionnaire (KTSND) and awareness of smoking restrictions. Consent was obtained through the questionnaire before watching the video and collecting urine samples. Urine cotinine concentrations from 54 samples were evaluated and indicated within the low value. The KTSND score significantly decreased for those who responded to both questionnaires, after watching the video. Furthermore, analysis of the KTSND questionnaire items showed a significant decrease in scores for lifestyle, stress, and smoking location. This suggests that the video produced in this study has a certain amount of educational effect on passive smoking and that the student-led educational method is effective. The survey using the KTSND revealed that there were some students who were not exposed to passive smoking, but instead had high smoking tolerance. Going forward, it will be necessary to promote education on passive smoking and smoking prevention by incorporating the video lecture and urine cotinine concentration was measured, as in this study, to encourage behavior that decreases passive smoking among high school students.