Smoking Behavior in Makassar State Middle School Students, South Sulawesi Province


  • Achmad Hilal Universitas Indonesia Timur, Indonesia
  • Zulham Zulham Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia
  • Susanto Susanto Universitas Pertahanan RI, Indonesia
  • Rahmat Pannyiwi Universitas Pertahanan RI, Indonesia
  • Dewi Nashrulloh STIKes Dona Palembang, Indonesia
  • Lely Meriaya Sari Akademi Kebidanan Nusantara Indonesia, Indonesia



Smoking Behavior, State Middle School Students, Makassar, South Sulawesi Province


Cigarettes are an industrial product and international commodity that contain around 300 chemical ingredients. The purpose of this research is to determine smoking behavior among students at Makassar State Middle School. The type of research used is quantitative with a descriptive approach using total sampling technique. Data was collected by distributing questionnaires to respondents to see frequency distribution. The results of the study showed that the level of knowledge of respondents about the dangers of smoking was in the good category, namely 57 people (71.2%), while people's attitudes about the dangers of smoking were in the positive category, namely 16 people (20.0%), for the influence of society in handling the dangers. smoking in the good category, namely 57 heads of families (71.2%). From the results of this study, it was concluded that the knowledge, attitudes of students and community influences regarding the dangers of smoking were quite good. To increase students' knowledge, it is necessary to conduct counseling and seminars about the dangers of smoking to help increase students' knowledge.


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Author Biographies

Achmad Hilal, Universitas Indonesia Timur, Indonesia

Program Studies DIII Midwifery

Zulham Zulham, Universitas Malikussaleh, Indonesia

Programs Political Science Studies

Susanto Susanto, Universitas Pertahanan RI, Indonesia

Defense Health Postgraduate Program

Rahmat Pannyiwi, Universitas Pertahanan RI, Indonesia

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dewi Nashrulloh, STIKes Dona Palembang, Indonesia

Programs Study D III Medical Records and Health Information

Lely Meriaya Sari, Akademi Kebidanan Nusantara Indonesia, Indonesia

DIII Midwifery Study Program


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How to Cite

Hilal, A., Zulham, Z., Susanto, S., Pannyiwi, R., Nashrulloh, D., & Sari, L. M. (2024). Smoking Behavior in Makassar State Middle School Students, South Sulawesi Province. International Journal of Health Sciences, 2(3), 821–830.