This study was designed to investigate: the prevalence of smokers among the UNIFESP nursing undergraduate students; some initial usage features; the smokers' dependence degree on nicotine. In order to compare the ratio of some variables, Pearson's Square Chi test was applied. The number of smokers among the nursing undergraduate students in the sample was 23 (8.2%) and 167 (59.9%) said they had never smoked a cigarette. Smokers' average age was 19.5 years old, and there is a significant difference between genders and only 2 (9.1%) smoking students may show a more severe discomfort while attempting to stop smoking, as showed the Fagerström's Test.
Smoking; Tobacco; Prevention; Nursing students