Tobacco use of the healthy aging individuals
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Department of Chest Disease, Kaçkar State Hospital, Rize, Turkey
Publication date: 2018-10-03
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Neslihan Özçelik   

Department of Chest Disease, Kaçkar State Hospital, Rize, Turkey
Tob. Induc. Dis. 2018;16(Suppl 3):A100
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Cigarette smoking is major cause of diseases as heart disease, stroke, chronic lung disease and lung cancer, which causes of death in elderly. But, regardless of the age of the patients, the likelihood of these illnesses declining in the period following the release of cigarette.

35 patients were included to study older than 65 age and independent in daily life activities were admitted to Kackar State Hospital with nonspecific complaints and unknown chronic illnesses. Vital signs, saturation, ECG findings, smoking and alcohol dependence, sleep quality, BMI, bone densitometry, minimental test and geriatric depression scales were evaluated. Data analysis was performed with SPSS.

Of patients were 48.5% male, 51.5% female, mean age was 82 and mean BMI was 19.5. Additional diseases diagnosed after the examination of our patients were 45% HT, 8% COPD and 28% osteoporosis disease. The average saturation was 94 and the heart rate was 75. When smoking status was assessed, 68% of patients never smoked in their life and there were no patients currently ongoing. 95% of COPD patients had previous history of smoking.

When the concepts of healthy and super aging are considered, smoking is seen an important risk for additional diseases in old ages. In our country, significant progress has been made in smoking cessation policlinics in recently. To raise awareness about healthy old age and especially to question the situation of smoking in patients 65 aged and to inform smokers to encourage them to quit smoking.

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