Are Sociodemographic Properties or is Carbon Monoxide Measured in Exhaled Air More Effective in the Treatment of Tobacco Addiction?
Author(s): Aydin Balci, Sule Cilekar
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the use of tobacco products ranks first as the most preventable health problem in the world. According to the data of the World Health Organization, 1.3 million people worldwide use tobacco products and approximately 5 million people die every year due to tobacco use-related causes. Approximately 100 thousand people die every year due to tobacco products in our country. While the mortality rate due to tobacco use is expected to be approximately 8.4 million people by 2030 in the entire world, it is expected to be around 240,000 in Turkey . While the use of tobacco products is gradually decreasing in developed countries, it is increasing in underdeveloped and developing countries. It is estimated that 80% of deaths expected to occur due to tobacco use in 2030 will be in underdeveloped and developing countries [1,2]. There are three main cases in terms of the use of tobacco products (cigarettes etc.). The first one is people who do not smoke tobacco products (cigarettes, etc.) or have not used them at any time in their life. The second case is people who have quit using tobacco products or used tobacco products in the past but have not been smoked for a certain period of time (at least 6 months). The third case describes people who use tobacco products and who still smoke tobacco products regularly or non-regularly . According to the data of 2016, Turkey's current rate of tobacco product use is 40.1% in men, 13.3% women, while it is 26.5% in the general population . Turkey is among the countries in the first place in terms of rates of the use of tobacco derivatives and is among the countries with the highest tobacco product addiction among the male population in Europe, according to WHO . In Turkey, one of the widespread uses of tobacco products will also cause a decrease in the rates of quitting tobacco-product. Although tobacco users are often unaware of