Interest in technology-based and traditional smoking cessation programs among adult smokers in Ankara, Turkey

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Ybarra M. L. , BAĞCI BOSI A. T. , Bilir N., Holtrop J. S. , Korchmaros J., Emri S.

TOBACCO INDUCED DISEASES, vol.9, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/1617-9625-9-10
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Little is known about the demand for smoking cessation services in settings with high smoking prevalence rates. Furthermore, acceptability of text messaging and Internet as delivery mechanisms for smoking cessation programs in non-developed countries is under-reported. Given the cost effectiveness of technology-based programs, these may be more feasible to roll out in settings with limited public health resources relative to in-person programs.