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The 13th World Conference on Tobacco OR Health

Building capacity for a tobacco-free world

July 12-15, 2006, Washington, DC, USA



Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 12:00 PM
13-77

The Smoking Habit among the Romanian Teaching Staff

Florin Mihaltan Sr., PhD, Gena Halic, Mirela Ciontu, and Antonela Dragomir. Pneumology, Marius Nasta Institute of pneumology, Sos. viilor nr. 90, sector 5, Sos. viilor nr.90, sector 5, Bucharest, Romania

Objective: to establish the evolution of smoking to the teachers staff from Romania; first investigation was in 1993 38,9% of the teachers smoked

Methods: 224 teachers from 6 high schools from Bucharest were involved.The age was between 25-60 yeas old.They filled an original questionnaire with 24 questions

Results: The prevalence of smoking is smaller after 10 years.The knowledge deficiencies about smoking still remains : the tobacco toxicity , the effects of passive smoking , the cessation methods. The educational activities among teachers are still necessary because they have the biggest influence on the young people.