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The Relation Between Smoking Habit Among the Students and Faculty Members in Marmara University and Steady Cost of Smoking

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Author(s): Ayşegül YILDIRIM KAPTANOĞLU | Gülden POLAT | Makbule SOYER

Journal: Yükseköğretim ve Bilim Dergisi
ISSN 2146-5959

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 119;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Smoking | Cost | Fagerstrom test for nicotine dependence

ABSTRACT
It was aimed in this study to quantify smoking habits and nicotine dependency of future health care professionals such as doctors, dentists, pharmacists, nurses, and midwives, as well as academic members of associated faculties and to calculate the economic steady cost of smoking. Students in the faculties of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmacy, and Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Nursing and Midwifery and faculty members in Marmara University were included in the study. As a means of data collection, Fagerstrom test for nicotine dependence (FTND), and questionnaire including questions about socio-demographic data and cost of smoking were performed. Prevalence of smoking was found 36,89% for faculty members and 22,02% for students; there was significant difference between these two groups (t=11,08; p
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