Factors associated with current smoking in COPD patients: A cross-sectional study from the Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey

Karadogan D. , ÖNAL Ö., Sahin D. S. , Kanbay Y.

TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES, cilt.16, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 16
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.18332/tid/90665


INTRODUCTION Even though smoking is a major reason for the development and progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)-and quitting smoking is the only way to stop its progression-a significant number of smokers still continue to smoke after being diagnosed with COPD. The aim of this study is to compare the clinical and demographic characteristics of COPD patients who are current and former smokers and to find factors associated with their current smoking status.