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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

The Prevalence of Smoking in Chest Hospitals from 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 establish, in the Romanian pneumology hospital, the smoking prevalence in medical personnel

Methods: the ENSH questionnaire was translated in Romanian.Informative materials and the questionnaire were mailed to 25 pneumologie hospitals from all the country.15 hospitals answer ; 2000 questionnaires were filled.

Results: 1399 questionnaires were statistically analyzed 70% form interrogated personnel 30.8%was smokers (more than national average 28%), especially the nurses 38.4%. A problem is that 53% dosen't have any attemption to quit , maybe because only in a few chest hospitals are smoking cessation centers. Concluzion:In pneumology hospitals in Romania (2004-2005) ,the smoking prevalence stay high especially at doctors and nurses.(1997 29.7%- doctors, 2002 - 18% doctors; 40% nurses Mihaltan si col).The smoking cessation centers, in the hospital , with adaptable program, can determine a decrease in medical personnel smoking prevalence.