The Effectiveness of the Smoking Cessation Programme in Saudi Arabia: An Assessment of the Views of Smokers and Health Care Professionals in the Riyadh Region

By Khaled Alturki.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Five hundred male clients attending seven smoking cessation clinics in the Riyadh region of Saudi Arabia were asked to complete a questionnaire on their assessment of the effectiveness of the Tobacco Control Program in Saudi Arabia. The health professionals in the clinics were handed a similar questionnaire. In addition, the data was supplemented by interviews with ten clients and ten health professionals. The subject is the doctoral thesis of the author, set in the context of the continuing increase in tobacco use in Saudi Arabia. The research aims and design are set out in the article. The findings will be reported following analysis of the data collected.

Keywords: Smoking Prevalence, Cessation, Tobacco Control, Saudi Arabia

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.73-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 772.402KB).

Khaled Alturki

PhD Student, University of Huddersfield, Manchester, Manchester, UK

I work as a head of the Department of Social Services of the Armed Forces Hospital in the northern region in Saudi Arabia. In 2002 he moved on to work with the Department of Medical Services in Riyadh. In 2006 he received a Master’s Degree in Social Work and then completed his work at the General Administration of Medical Services in Riyadh. Finally, he joined the University of Huddersfield in 2009.

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