Kerman University of Medical Sciences
1. Does Smoking Cessation Improve Oral Health-related Quality of Life? A Pilot Study

Raha Habibagahi; Nader Navabi; Maryam Alsadat Hashemipour; Atefeh Hashemzehi

Volume 12, Issue 3 , Summer 2020, , Pages 167-174

Abstract
  Background: Smoking tobacco is a significant health problem for humankind. Cigarettes could affect people’slife from socioeconomic and psychosomatic aspects. The oral cavity is the first orifice through which cigarettesmoke enters the body. Thus, it is directly exposed to cigarettes and their harmful ...  Read More

2. Impact of Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarette Packs in Changing Smokers' Views and Habits: An Opinion Survey

Nismat Javed; Sikandar Saeed; Syed Muhammad Shah; Rabia Ali; Talha Kamran Khan; Saima Perwaiz Iqbal

Volume 12, Issue 1 , Winter 2020, , Pages 40-45

Abstract
  Background: Smoking has become a major issue worldwide. With the advancement in technology, morevulnerable populations, such as teenagers, are also being harmed. One deterrent is the presence of graphiclabels on cigarette packs. With this rationale in mind, the objective of our study is to assess the ...  Read More

3. The Assessment of Serum Apelin-12 Level in a Variety of Pulmonary Malignancies in Smokers

Mahdia Gholamnejad; Khadijeh Meghrazi; Masoomeh Akhgar; Moharram Shaianmehr

Volume 11, Issue 2 , Summer 2019, , Pages 93-99

Abstract
  Background: Apelin has recently been considered as an adipokine secreted from visceral fat. Apelin and itsreceptor exist in many tissues including lung and play significant roles in many physiological andpathological activities. However, serum level of apelin-12 is unknown in smokers and in various types ...  Read More

4. A Study on the Pattern of Self-reported Tobacco Addiction in Hypertensive Patients in Gujarat, India

Amrita Sarkar; Debjit Roy; Meet Chauhan; Naresh R. Makwana; Dipesh V. Parmar; Sudha Yadav

Volume 11, Issue 1 , Spring 2019, , Pages 35-42

Abstract
  Background: Both hypertension (HTN) and tobacco addiction pose a threat to the health, environment, and socioeconomic status (SES) of the people. When tobacco use disorder exists in people with HTN, it hastens the disease progress and causes early complications. The present study aimed to study the knowledge ...  Read More

5. Estimation of the Cost of Smoking-Attributable Diseases (Five Selected Diseases): A Case in Kerman City, Iran, 2014

Maliheh Ghobadi; Mohammad Reza Farrokhi; Nouzar Nakhaee; Mohammad Jafari-Sirizi; Mohsen Barouni

Volume 9, Issue 4 , Autumn 2017, , Pages 190-198

Abstract
  Background: Cigarette seems to be the least valuable of addictive drugs. It is easily accessible to the public, and its harmful personal and social effects have attracted less attention. Therefore, the present research was carried out with the aim of presenting cost estimations of smoking-related diseases ...  Read More

6. Pattern of Substance Use and Related Factors in Male Prisoners

Ali Khalooei; Mohammadreza Mashayekhi-Dowlatabad; Mohammad Reza Rajabalipour; Abedin Iranpour

Volume 8, Issue 4 , Autumn 2016, , Pages 227-234

Abstract
  Background: Prisoner’s addiction is one of the major problems in many countries which imposes very high medical costs and social harm to communities. This study investigated the pattern of substance use and related factors in male prisoners in one of the prisons in southeastern Iran.Methods: This cross-sectional ...  Read More

7. Comparison of Cotinine Salivary Levels in Hookah Smokers, Passive Smokers, and Non-‎Smokers

Tahereh Nosratzehi; Fateme Arbabi-Kalati; Ebrahim Alijani; Hassan Tajdari

Volume 7, 3-4 , Summer 2015, , Pages 184-191

Abstract
  Background: At present smoking is considered a great health-related problem. Smoking cigarettes and use of tobacco are on the rise in the Middle East countries; therefore, the number of people exposed to passive cigarette smoke is increasing, too. The aim of the present study was to determine and compare ...  Read More

8. Impact of Smoking on Speed and Coordination of Upper Limb Movement

Neeraj Kumar ‎; Madiha Khan ‎ Khan ‎; Namrata Singh ‎; Setpal Singh ‎

Volume 6, 3-4 , Summer 2014, , Pages 155-158

Abstract
  Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of smoking on speed and coordination of upper-limb movement. Methods: A total of 62 healthy, young individuals were randomly selected for participation in this study. Out of total subjects, 31 were smokers with a mean age 20.84 years and ...  Read More