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Sanidad Militar

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MORALES BONILLA, J.A.; ARANDOJO MORALES, M.I.; GARCIA CUESTA, J.  y  ORBANANOS PEIRO, L.. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco among students from a center of training of forces and state security bodies. Sanid. Mil. [online]. 2014, vol.70, n.4, pp.248-255. ISSN 1887-8571.

Tobacco and alcohol are legal drugs with broad social acceptance and they are the beginning of other drug addictions. The relationship of both with the emergence of various diseases is proven and its consumption is increasing at younger ages. Objectives: provide a descriptive overview of legal drugs consumption in future Law Enforcement Officers. Material and method: a survey of 47 closed questions was administered to 153 students. The analysis of the variables was performed using Excel spreadsheet table. Results: from a final sample of surveyed 141 (91´5% men and 8´5% women) aged 18-24 years, 37´6% are smokers who have started smoking at age 13-16 and consume 1 to 7 cigarettes (74´55%). 98% know that consumption is carcinogenic, 96% which is addictive and 18´44% have relatives who died due to tobacco, but 60% keep smoking to relax. As for alcohol, 82% drink, mostly beer (46%). They have begun in consumption at age 13-16 influence of friends (80´5%) or family (6´5%). They drink mostly weekends (49´5%) and 81´3% drink more when they meet friends. 98% know it causes liver damage, the 95´5% know their addictive effects and 23% have family troubled by alcohol, but 81% has drunk ever. Conclusions: alcohol and smoking habits of this group are similar to those of general population.

Palabras clave : tobacco; alcoholism; alcohol-related disorders; smoking.

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