Turkish Thoracic Journal
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Turkish Thoracic Society’s Statement Report on Electronic Cigarettes and Heated Tobacco Products

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey

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Department of Nursing, İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Yeditepe University School of Medicine, İstanbul, Turkey

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Departmet of Pulmonary Medicine, Uludağ University School of Medicine, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Kadıkoy Florence Nightingale Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Acıbadem Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Aydın State Hospital, Aydın, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Bursa Yüksek İhtisas Training and Research Hospital, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Yedikule Training and Research Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Uludağ University, Bursa, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey

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Marmara Medical Faculty Member, İstanbul, Turkey

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Department of Pulmonar Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University, İzmir, Turkey

Turk Thorac J 2022; 23: 296-301
DOI: 10.5152/TurkThoracJ.2022.22018
Read: 33 Downloads: 15 Published: 01 July 2022

Tobacco addiction, which causes the death of more than 8.5 million people in the world every year, is a preventable global public health problem. There are 1.1 billion adult smokers worldwide and 60% of them desire or intend to quit but unfortunately, the tobacco industry continues to profit at the expense of people’s lives by marketing electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products as a smoking cessation method and they continue to poison young people with new threat tobacco products, promising a “smoke-free future” Turkish Thoracic Society is actively involved in the implementation of the National Tobacco Control Program to protect public health and has warned and raised awareness of new threats to the youth, such as electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products. The purpose of this report is to provide information about electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products and to present TTJ’s position on the subject.

Cite this article as: Duru Çetinkaya P, Pazarlı Bostan P, Salepçi B, et al. Turkish thoracic society’s statement report on electronic cigarettes and heated tobacco products. Turk Thorac J. 2022;23(4):296-301.

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