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Tuberk Toraks. 2012;60(2):129-35.

[Factors that increasing tendency to smoking cessation].

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Clinic of Chest Diseases, Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.



Cigarette smoking is just important problem of public health. In the present study, our aim; was to determine to factors that increasing tendency to smoking cessation, the cases who are involved to policlinic of smoking cessation.


Two hundred-forty five cigarette smokers were included in this study. It was recorded demographic signs, the novel of cigarette smoking, the degree of knowledge about the harmful of smoking in their opinion, the reason of starting to cigarette. It was evaluated that the principle reason to come to policlinic of smoking cessation and the other reasons.


There were 53.9% male, 46.1% female in our study. Median (min-max) age was 45 (21-73) in females, 42 (20-75) in males. When evaluating the state of education; there was 35.9% primary school, 31.4% high school, 7.3% academy, 25.3% university graduates. 97.1% in all participants have used only cigarette smoking from tobacco products. Primarily reasons were 44% the fear of deterioration of health, 16.3% to be better model for their children, 9.8% to have disease at the time and 6.9% breathlessness for smoking cessation. Secondary reasons were of smoking harm to the environment, economic reasons, bad smell, being a good example of the environment and recommended by a physician.


The most of cases are want to quit smoking because of smoking harm to their health. Specially, parents wish to quit smoking because of they don't want to be bad model for their children. As a result; it is given to necessary support to participants who are this awareness in policlinics of smoking cessation. However, we think that it was necessity that should be continue increase of the therapy to growing to these awareness for the smokers who couldn't be enough awareness and who didn't think of quit smoking.

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