n IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Trajectories of cigarette smoking among commercial bus drivers and university students in Nigeria

Volume 20, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



Cigarette smoking remains a major social development concern in the world today! This is regardless of the fact that many anti-smoking policies have been put in place and they appear to be achieving mixed results. However, much of what is documented in the literature today is on developed societies with established effective anti-smoking policies and practices and reliable data to track effects of interventions. Therefore, not much is known about smoking patterns, processes and dynamics of Africans on the continent, especially Nigerians, relative to cross-sectional and comparative studies that attempt inter-generational linkages in smoking practices. Thus, this article gathered comprehensive primary qualitative, quantitative and secondary data on smoking behaviors of two distinct groups in Nigeria for reliable comprehension of smoking trajectories in Nigeria with implications for Africa. Important findings were made; reliable conclusions were reached while useful recommendations were reported in the article.

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