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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

A Smoke Free Maternity Network in Romania

Ioana Munteanu III, PhD, pneumologie, "Marius Nasta" Institute of Pneumologie, Sos. Viilor nr. 90, Sector 5, Sos. Viilor nr.90, sector 5, Bucharest, 7253, Romania and Florin Mihaltan, PhD, clinical III, "Marius Nasta" Institute of Pneumologie, Sos. Viilor nr. 90, sector 5, Sos.Viilor nr.90, sector 5, Bucharest, 75239, Romania.

Objective: To determine the smoking prevalence in medical personnel of big maternity service from Romania.Bucuresti(3maternity service)Iasi (2 maternity service)Timisoara(1maternity service)

Methods: The ENSH questionnaire was translated in Romanian.500 questionnaires was directly distributed to the medical personnel.404 questionnaires were filled.

Results: 404 questionnaires were statistically analyzed. 80% from interrogated personnel answered.35.4% are smokers, especially the nurses 48.8% . A problem is that 64% of them dosen't have any attemption to quit, maybe because in dose services dosen't exist any smoking cessation centers. Conclusions:Smoking prevalence is high in medical personnel from the maternity service; especially in nurses and doctors. Smoking cessation of medical personnel will be reflected in smoking cessation programs for pregnant women.