Smoking patterns of university students in Eskisehir, Turkey

Metintas S., Sariboyaci M., Nuhoglu S., Metintas M., Kalyoncu C., Etiz S., ...More

PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.112, no.4, pp.261-264, 1998 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 112 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0033-3506(98)00243-1
  • Journal Name: PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.261-264
  • Keywords: smoking, smoking epidemiology, prevalence, students, CIGARETTE-SMOKING, DRUG-USE, TOBACCO, PREVALENCE, ATTITUDES, ALCOHOL, WORLD
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Over the last decade, there has been a major decline in the prevalence of smoking among Western populations whilst in most developing countries there is a serious health problem of increasing smoking prevalence, especially among young age groups. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of smoking among university students in Eskisehir in Turkey and to study the effects of some socio-demographic factors on the habit of smoking.