Table 1: Perceived reasons behind attempt to quit smoking ().


Believed smoking is injurious to health4335.5
Parents’ instruction to quit2621.5
Did not want to continue smoking1310.7
Chest pain/cough119.1
No specific reason97.4
Friend’s advice to quit86.6
To test oneself43.3
To be fit to compete in sports21.7
Lack of money21.7
Other reasons32.5