Physicians smoke as much as their patients in Turkey


ŞAHİN E. M., Ozer C., Dagdeviren N., Akturk Z.

WORLD FAMILY MEDICINE, vol.3, no.2, 2005 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 3 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: WORLD FAMILY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Keywords: smoking, physicians, Turkey
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: There are approximately 17 million smokers in Turkey. These smokers impacted the social and behavioural aspects of the community especially the younger age group which constitutes the majority of the Turkish population. Physicians' attitudes towards smoking transcend into their patients.