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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6(6), 1812-1817; doi:10.3390/ijerph6061812

Pattern of Smoking Habit among Greek Blue and White Collar Workers

1 Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Medical Faculty, University of Thessaly, 6 Lapithon str., Larissa, 41221 Greece 2 Greek Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (ELINYAE), Liosion 143 and 6 Thirsiou str., Athens, 10445 Greece
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Received: 4 May 2009 / Accepted: 5 June 2009 / Published: 10 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tobacco Smoking and Public Health)
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The aim of our study was to investigate the prevalence of smoking in a Greek working population. A questionnaire regarding smoking habit was collected from 1,005 out of 1,200 blue and white-collar employees (response rate: 84%). The overall smoking prevalence was 48.4% and did not differ by sex, age, education, and occupation. The mean cigarette consumption per day was 25.54, with no difference observed by occupation. The above-mentioned findings, if confirmed by further research, are alarming and inconsistent with the prevalent pattern of smoking habits in the West.
Keywords: smoking; Greece; workers smoking; Greece; workers
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Rachiotis, G.; Karydis, I.; Drivas, S.; Hadjichristodoulou, C. Pattern of Smoking Habit among Greek Blue and White Collar Workers. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2009, 6, 1812-1817.

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