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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

Tobacco Product Cessation Strategy-Experience from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Melida M. Hasanagic, PhD1, Geofrrey P. Hodgetts, PhD2, Bajro S Saric1, Adnan A. Mirojevic1, Larisa R Gavran1, Amila B. Bajractarevic1, and Mustafa S. Skoro1. (1) Family medicine, Family Medicine Clinic Vrapcici Mostar, Vrapcici bb, Vrapcici bb, Vrapcici, 88113, Bosnia, (2) Family Medicine, Queen s University, Queen s University Kingston Canada, Sarajevo,Skenderija 16, Sarajevo, 71000, Bosnia

Objective: To articulate the proceedure of assesing the quit smoking from experience of exsmokers

Methods: World health Organisation professional Survey instrument for assesing smoking and attitudes in smokers will be modified for BH area and used for exsmokers with addition of questions for reasons of quit smoking and morbidity status.Prospective study will be conducted in December 2004 in three Family Medicine Clinics in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Results: The results will be used for establishing the comprehensive key for quit smoking strategy in Bosnia and Herzegovina