From: Biomedical Research (2017) Volume 28, Issue 11

Konuk Suat1, Coban Hikmet2*, Nalbant Ahmet3, Bilgin Cahit2


Introduction: Majority of the smokers start smoking before adulthood. Determine smoking prevalence among elementary school students, and investigate the age they start smoking, their access to tobacco and the effects of smuggling on these outcomes.

Materials and Methods: An adapted version of “IUATLD”/WHO smoking questionnaire was administered to 600 elementary school-age students in Sirnak province. All questionnaires were returned and all were evaluable.