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Say Yes to No–smoking: Case Study Croatia

Civljak, Marta

Published in: Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj
ISBN: 978-3-89918-169-2
Editor: Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj

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Abstract:
Smoking is the main health risk factor that can be avoided, but remains the largest single cause of premature death in developed countries, accounting for almost 20% of all mortality. Smoking increases the risk of approximately 30 diseases, for some of them even by 10 to 30 times. There exist different measures/intervention programmes to tackle the problem of smoking, anti-smoking campaigns being one of them. Every year, 13,000-14,000 people in Croatia die from the consequences of smoking. Although the advantages of quitting smoking are wellknown, large number of smokers find hard to give up smoking. As a response to this problem, in Croatia the campaign »Say Yes to No-smoking« was organized. As a part of this campaign, a first national »Smoke Out Day« was organized on March 2003 under the slogan »Croatia Breathes«.


Keywords: Anti-smoking campaign, smoking cessation, community intervention
Institution: Faculty of Health Sciences
DDC classification: Medicine and health

Suggested Citation:
Civljak, Marta  (2008)  Say Yes to No–smoking: Case Study Croatia. Programmes for Training on Research in Public Health for South Eastern Europe. Vol. 4: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: A Handbook for Teachers, Researchers, Health Professionals and Decision Makers, ed. Doncho Donev, Gordana Pavlekovic, Lijana Zaletel Kragelj 978-3-89918-169-2


URL: http://biecoll.ub.uni-bielefeld.de/volltexte/2009/2289



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