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.