Turkish Thoracic Journal
Original Article

Compliance With The Legislation Of The Smoking Cessation Clinic In Turkey


Adana City Hospital , Adana


Dr. Suat Seren Gog us Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, İzmir


Toros State Hospital, Mersin


Seyhan State Hospital, Adana

Turk Thorac J 0; 5: 0-0
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2019.180156
Read: 834 Downloads: 121 Published: 18 July 2019


Aim: The number of smoking cessation outpatient clinics ( is increasing day by day in our country. In our study, it was aimed to evaluate the situation of smoking cessation clinics in our country.


Material and method : The smoking cessation o utpatient clinic (SCC) list was obtained from the website of the TR Ministry of Health. 305 centre was called with telephone from 80 cities and a questionnaire including questions about policlinics was directed to SCC employees whose verbal consent was obt ained.


Results: O ut o f the 305 smoking cessation outpatient clinic , 183 could be reached, 33 of which did not provide outpatient services. A questionnaire was conducted with 146 SCC. 347 docto rs work in these centers. 69 SCC (47,3%) were accepted patients with appointments and 77 (52,7%) of SCC were accepted patients directly. When we look at the distribution of physicians in th e smoking cessation outpatient clinic, 84 (57.5%) were chest diseases specialists, 30 (20.5%) were general practitioners, 10 (6.8%) were psychiatrists, 12 (8.2%) were other branch physicians, 6 (4.1%) were family physicians and 3 (2.1%) were public health physicians. 125 (85 .6%) physicians working in SCC received smoking cessation training. Only 35 (24%) SCC s have 1 or more provincial tobacco control members. 80 of them (54.8%) had a separate SCC room in the SCC 74 (50.7%) had a waiting room for the patients in the SCC , and 63 (43.2%) had CO measurement device in the SCC


CONCLUSION: All physicians are able to provide smoking cessatio n services, but the chest physicians in this country are mostly responsible for this task. In additio n to increasing the number of SCC , it is very important to increase the quality and to comply with the standards.


Cite this article as: Çetinkaya PD, Batum Ö, Aysoy Kararmaz E, et al. Compliance With The Legislation Of The Smoking Cessation Clinic In Turkey . Turk Thorac J DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2019.180156

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