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Dohányzáskutatási képességfejlesztés Romániában
Building Capacity for Tobacco Research in Romania

Author(s): Zoltán Ábrám
Subject(s): Health and medicine and law
Published by: Korunk Baráti Társaság
Keywords: smoking; nicotine addiction; Romania; cessation program

Summary/Abstract: Romania experiences a high prevalence of smoking and an increasing percentage of cessation attempts with limited success. In 2012 Davidson College (USA) and University of Medicine and Pharmacy from Târgu Mureş have launched a fiveyear research on this subject. The project is composed of seven complementary research studies that address a broad range of tobacco concerns specific to Romania. Studies have been conducted on the smoking habits among medical students, children and adolescents, pregnant women, residents in social institutions, and school-based, clinic-based and communitybased prevention and cessation programs have been implemented. The researchers have also analyzed the economic impact of smoking and the impact of secondhand smoke on the quality of air. Our tobacco initiative is expected to contribute to reduce tobacco use and to inform tobacco control legislation.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 11
  • Page Range: 44-51
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: Hungarian