|Başlık:||Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi Vol:6 No:1 2008|
|Categories:||Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi|
|Number of pages:||37|
We are happy to greet you with the first electronic issue of the Turkish Journal of Public
Health. We hope you are having easier access to the Journal in its new format.
You will find in this issue four original research articles; one of these articles is about
smoking during pregnancy.
The year 2008 has a special importance regarding tobacco issue. First of all, the coverage of
the “Anti-Tobacco Law” of Turkey was extended in 2008 to include bars, restaurants and
cafes; and Turkey became one of the leading countries in tobacco control activities.
Additionally, World Health Organization published a report on the global tobacco epidemic
which is the first in a series of WHO reports that will track the status of the tobacco epidemic
and the impact of interventions implemented to stop it. This report introduces six strategies
under the title of “The MPOWER package” where one of the strategies is about monitoring
tobacco use and prevention policies. Likewise, smoking rates and changing trends have been
investigating by researchers in selected groups. In this issue of the Journal, Tokuc et al
discuss smoking in pregnancy and associated factors among 457 working women. Pregnancy
in fact, can be considered an opportunity for quitting cigarette smoking. However according
to results of the study, 20 % of smoker women continued smoking during pregnancy; in
addition, almost half of the quitters resumed smoking after childbirth. It was found that
husband smoking was one of the associated factors for smoking during pregnancy. They
suggest husbands/partners of pregnant women should also be participated in the smoking
cessation programme to gain information about smoking risks to the fetus.
The other research are about different topics such as, trends and risk factors in infant
mortality, social distance of medical students from a person in a depression vignette and some
environmental health specifications at state primary schools in Turkey.
We hope you enjoy this issue of the Turkish Journal of Public Health and we would like to
thank all the authors and reviewers who contributed to this issue of the journal.
E-KÜTÜPHANE: Türkiye Halk Sağlığı Dergisi Vol:6 No:1 2008