Smoking prevalence and people's lack of knowledge about long term tobacco use

Pneumo Update Europe

DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.35062.14401

Introduction: Today, smoking is considered the biggest avoidable public health threat. It represents a danger because it is linked with elevated health risks. Objectives: The purpose of the present study is to draw attention to health professionals and the media, about people's lack of knowledge regarding long term tobacco use and their various demographics and also to remind responsible authorities to invest more in prevention and public health. Materials, Methods: Today, smoking is considered the biggest avoidable public health threat. It represents a danger because it is linked with elevated health risks. The study is centered on responders living in villages and cities inside Mures County, Romania. Inclusion criteria: adult cigarettes smokers. For data collection, a standardized questionnaire was used. The survey method, involved questioning random citizens between 01.12.16 15.04.17.
June 2017
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