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A cigarette that can damage almost any organ of the body steals 11 minutes from your life, even with a single branch. It is up to you to prevent all this from getting into the air along with the smoke you breathe. Turkey Medicals hospital member and Pulmonologist Assoc. Dr. she made statements that draw attention to the harm of smoking due to Lung Cancer Awareness Month…

While the damages of tobacco products with more than 4 thousand chemicals in them are not limited to counting, 1 person loses his life every 6 seconds due to tobacco use worldwide. Pulmonologist Assoc. Dr. “smoking, including cancer, lung diseases, tumors, heart failure, vascular congestion, stomach ailments, diabetes, reproductive and endocrine system disorders, such as the cause of diseases significantly reduce the quality of life or even fatal consequences reaching it. So much so that every year more than 100 thousand people in our country say goodbye to life at an early age due to the use of tobacco and tobacco products. Studies have shown that if tobacco use continues in this way, by 2030, the number of people dying from tobacco use in the world will exceed 8 million per year. ” said.


Assoc. Dr. “In people who use tobacco and tobacco products, the risk of developing lung cancer is 22 times, the risk of bronchitis is 10 times, the risk of having a heart disease is 3 times, the risk of cervical cancer is 16 times, and the risk of prostate cancer is 2 times higher. However, people who smoke not only endanger their own lives, but also lead their loved ones to diseases with them. In people who have been exposed to cigarette smoke for only 30 minutes, the blood supply to the heart is severely reduced, the oxygen capacity of the lung decreases. The thought ”I’m smoking on the balcony, I’m not hurting anyone” is also not enough to protect your loved ones. Cigarette smoke that gets into hair and clothes also makes your loved ones who live in the same house or share the same work environment a passive smoker.” she made his statements.


Assoc. Doctor summarizes the positive changes seen in our body after quitting smoking as follows:

– after 20 minutes of quitting smoking, the heart rate drops.

– after 12 hours, the level of CO in the blood returns to normal.

– after 2 weeks – 3 months, lung function improves.

– after 1-9 months, coughing and shortness of breath decrease.

– after 1 year, the risk of coronary heart disease is half that of a smoker.

– after 10 years, the risk of lung cancer is half that of a smoker.

– after 15 years, the risk of coronary heart disease becomes the same as for a non-smoker.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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