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Overview of the Use of Electronic Cigarettes (Vape) on Padang City’s High School “X” Male Students in 2018
Ayulia Fardila Sari ZA

Last modified: 2018-08-20


An initial survey conducted at High School “X” in Padang City obtained 34.4% of students smoked electronic cigarettes. The purpose of this study was to describe the relationship of knowledge, attitudes, availability of electronic cigarettes, pocket money, and friends' support for electronic smoking behavior of High School "X"’s male students.

Materials and methods

The research was conducted from February to July 2018 using quantitative methods with cross sectional design. Sample determination was done by simple random sampling with 39 respondents. Data collection was conducted using a questionnaire. Data analysis was carried out by univariate and bivariate methods, using Chi Square test.


The result showed 43.6% respondents of electronic smoking, 33.3% have low knowledge, 56.4% have negative attitude, 71.8% have availability, 46.2% have high pocket money, and 69.2% have high support of friends. The result of statistical test shows that there is a significant correlation between the behavior of respondent's electronic cigarette use with attitude (p=0.011), have high pocket money (p=0.018) and friend support (p=0.019). While knowledge and availability of electronic cigarettes do not have a meaningful relationship.


There is a significant relationship between the behavior of using electronic cigarettes with the attitude, have a pocket money and support of friends. It is recommended to create a peer counselor program at the school to educate on the impact of using electronic cigarettes.




Keywords: Electronic Cigarette (Vape), knowledge, attitude, availability of electronic cigarettes, pocket money, friend support