War-related changes in cigarette smoking: a survey study of health professionals in Sarajevo

Subst Use Misuse. 1996 Apr;31(5):639-46. doi: 10.3109/10826089609045831.


This study reports on a survey of smoking behaviors among 39 healthcare professionals in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzogovina. The hypothesis that cigarette smoking would decrease as a result of an 800% price increase was not supported. Cultural, pharmacological, and psychological reasons that may have contributed to the present findings are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina / epidemiology
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress, Psychological / psychology
  • Tobacco Use Disorder / epidemiology*
  • Warfare*