Pulmonary and Critical Care
A survey of smoking prevalence and attitudes was made among medical students randomly selected from classes at the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan. Of 271 respondents, 14.4% were current smokers (22.0% male and 3.8% females) and 3.3% ex-smokers. A majority of students recognized the dangers associated with active as well as passive smoking although only 55% of current smokers planned to quit in the near future. Most smokers (96%) believed that they as well as other health professionals needed training on smoking cessation and 95% of all students believed that doctors should play a role model in smoking cessation by not smoking themselves. Specific training and counselling should be a part of the required curriculum at medical schools.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = Al-Majallah Al-Sihhiyah Li-Sharq Al-Mutawassit
Khan, F. M.,
Husain, S. J.,
Hussain, S. F.,
Khan, J. A.
(2005). Smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal = La Revue De Sante De La Mediterranee Orientale = Al-Majallah Al-Sihhiyah Li-Sharq Al-Mutawassit, 11(2018-05-06), 952-958.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_med_pulm_critcare/120
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