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Title: Smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan
Authors: Khan, F.M.
Husain, S.J.
Laeeq, A.
Awais, A.
Hussain, S.F.
Khan, J.A.
Issue Date: 2005
Language: English
Abstract: 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
Description: 952-958
Keywords: Adolescent
Clinical Competence
Health Services Needs and Demand
Health Surveys
Subject: Attitude of Health Personnel
ISSN: 1020-3397
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