A study titled “Who Smokes and Who Can Quit?” which was part of Turkey’s Addiction Risk Profile and Mental Health Map study, was conducted by Üsküdar University. This study is awarded with second prize at Psychiatric Association of Turkey 23. Annual Meeting and Clinical Education Symposium.
“Who Smokes and Who Can Quit?” study, which is a part of TURBAHAR – Turkey’s Addiction Risk Profile and Mental Health Map study was executed within the scope of Üsküdar University Institute of Social Sciences and under the coordination by Asst. Prof. Hüseyin Ünübol and Assoc. Prof. Gökben Hızlı Sayar, had 125 clinical psychology students assigned.
This study is awarded with second prize at Psychiatric Association of Turkey 23. Annual Meeting and Clinical Education Symposium.
It is the largest study in Turkey and second largest in the world
Üsküdar University Vice Director of Institute of Social Sciences Asst. Prof. Hüseyin Ünübol emphasized the following about the importance of the study:
“This research is the largest study conducted on the psychological aspects of cigarette addiction in our country and the second largest in the world. Nearly 25 thousand people were interviewed in 81 provinces. Although many researches have been conducted on the causes of smoking, our main focus was to determine the characteristics of those who could give up the habit. In society over the age of 18; men have 53% addiction rate and women have 34% addiction rate. 2/3 of smokers want to quit smoking. Most of the are unsuccessful in quitting. If the common psychological characteristics of those who were able to quit smoking could be detected, it would be an important step to help those who were unable to quit. In this research we have obtained important clues and shared it with the science world.”