Smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan
AbstractA 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
Khan, F.M., Husain, S.J., Laeeq, A., Awais, A., Hussain, S.F. et al. (2005). Smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117025
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 11 (5-6), 952-958, 2005
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