alexa Primary Report Of National Study On Merging Smoking Cessation With Drug Abuse Treatment Centers In Iran 2016
ISSN: 2155-9562

Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..

Joint Conference 12th International Conference on Neurology and Neurophysiology & 2nd International Conference and Exhibition on Dual Diagnosis
May 18-20, 2017 Munich, Germany

Gholamreza Heydari
Tobacco prevention and control research center, Iran
ScientificTracks Abstracts: J Neurol Neurophysiol
DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562-C1-049
Many of opium abusers are tobacco smokers, though they would like to quit smoking but unfortunately only a small number of them can benefit from assistance in this respect. Thus, authorities in different countries are responsible for providing low-cost and cost-effective interventions and quit programs to help smokers stop smoking. Nicotine addiction is rarely regarded with the same urgency as drug narcotics abuse in the scope of public health. The aim of this study was to evaluate effect of merging smoking cessation with drug abuse treatment nationally. This was a cross sectional study of educating 3 sessions quit smoking intervention with clinical behavioral therapy CBT and medication in 24 drug abuse treatment center in 6 districts of Iran in 2016. More than 2000 clients were involved with mean age of 41 and 89% male. 78% of them were satisfied with this new treatment and after 6 months, 23% had quit smoking, smoking less than half amount at first was seen in 46% and 31% were yet a smoker. In conclusion, smoking cessation intervention with CBT and medication can have a significant impact on the general health of drug abusers.

Gholamreza Heydari completed his MD in 1996, and has done MPH and PhD degrees on Epidemiology from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He is currently the Director of Tobacco Prevention and Control Research Center and WHO Collaborating Center on Tobacco Control in Eastern Mediterranean region and also the Chairman and Editor-in- Chief of many tobacco control journals of Iran. He is conducting several studies on tobacco control and smoking cessation in Iran. He has more than 40 papers on this topic internationally. He has attended many training courses such as Classical Method in Data Analysis, Erasmus Medical University, Netherlands, December 2001; Tobacco Free Initiative for Clinicians, St George’s Hospital, London, England, July 2002 and Smoking Cessation, European Respiratory Society School, Bucharest, Romania, December 2004.

Email: [email protected]

image PDF   |   image HTML

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version