Evolution of Quit & Win program carried through 2002 year in FB&H
Keywords:smoking cessation, Quit&Win, health professionals
World Health Organization (WHO) in cooperation with National Public Health Institute of Finland carried through Quit & Win program 2002. People from all over the world try to abstain from smoking or using tobacco products for a four-week period, from 2-29 May FB&H took part in this campaign. Quit &Win-2002 program was an optional contest for health professionals. The purpose of this paper is to present the participants characteristic towards age, gender, education, tobacco consumption and previous attempts to quit. Results: the research encompassed 81 health professionals. Among them 71% were women. The highest participation rates on average where found in the 45-54 year group (29.7%). The most of participants were health professionals with middle school education (81%). Only 5% of the participants were physicians. The great number of health professionals (47.5%) smoked between 1-9 years. Research shows that 61% of participants were passionate smokers who smoked more than 14 cigarettes a day. Out of 81 participants 42 medical workers has never tried to stop smoking. Research shows that smoking habit is very spread among medical workers and it follows the general state in population. It’s surprsing because we expect that health worker must be role model of the healthy life.