Salud Pública de México
Print version ISSN 0036-3634
GOMEZ-GARCIA, ROBERTO and GRIMALDI-CARPIO, ALEJANDRO. Smoking among health personnel: study in one Mexico City hospital. Salud pública Méx [online]. 1998, vol.40, n.1, pp.53-57. ISSN 0036-3634. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0036-36341998000100008.
Objective. To analyze the characteristics of smoking among health personnel, considered to be of particular importance for their strategic influence on the population. Materials and methods. A short survey was designed and applied in April 1997 to health personnel in one Mexico City hospital. Information and personal view on tobacco addiction was taken from smokers and non-smokers and analyzed by sex, age, region, function, shift, etc. Results. Prevalence among administrative and medical personnel was high. Conclusions. The high smoking prevalence among health personnel should be carefully considered since it is opposed to medical principles on formation, activity and environment.
Keywords : smoking; tobacco use disorder; health personnel; Mexico.