Aim: Obesity and smoking, both of them are like a treated disease increasing every day. Tobacco smoke is the most important source of toxic chemicals. Recent study results show that toxic chemical substance exposure rised obesity prevalence. In 2006 years the idea was put forward that some of chemical substances make a obesity. After that time obesity classification was added new category its name is “obesogens”. In this study we aim to investigate smoking, obesity, and their obesogenic relationship in Turkish adults.
Materials and Methods: Study designed as cross sectional analysis of a web based survey. Body Mass Index was calculated and subjects were classified as underweight, normal, overweight, or obese according to WHO criteria. Also smoking status in study group were also recorded. The datas were analyzed using SPSS.
Results: The research group consists of 406 (205 female, 201 male) adult and between the ages of 18-65 years old (Male Mage=40.28±8.39; Female Mage=36.77±7.92). Results of this study 44.03% of adults were obese, 36.8% smoked, and 18.0% smoked and were obese. The relationship between cigarettes smoked and body-mass index was non-significant (p>0.05).
Conclusion: This is a seminal study to evaluate the possible risk of obesity in Turkish smokers. In the futue a new studies should be made in Turkey aimed to investigate the relationship passive smoking exposure and obesity.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Tobacco products, Smoking toxicity, Smoking, Obesogens, Obesity