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Smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan.
East Mediterr Health J. 2005 Sep-Nov; 11(5-6):952-8.EM

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Section of Pulmonary Medicine, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16761665

Citation

Khan, F M., et al. "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, vol. 11, no. 5-6, 2005, pp. 952-8.
Khan FM, Husain SJ, Laeeq A, et al. Smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan. East Mediterr Health J. 2005;11(5-6):952-8.
Khan, F. M., Husain, S. J., Laeeq, A., Awais, A., 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(5-6), 952-8.
Khan FM, et al. Smoking Prevalence, Knowledge and Attitudes Among Medical Students in Karachi, Pakistan. East Mediterr Health J. 2005 Sep-Nov;11(5-6):952-8. PubMed PMID: 16761665.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Smoking prevalence, knowledge and attitudes among medical students in Karachi, Pakistan. AU - Khan,F M, AU - Husain,S J, AU - Laeeq,A, AU - Awais,A, AU - Hussain,S F, AU - Khan,J A, PY - 2006/6/10/pubmed PY - 2006/6/24/medline PY - 2006/6/10/entrez SP - 952 EP - 8 JF - Eastern Mediterranean health journal = La revue de sante de la Mediterranee orientale = al-Majallah al-sihhiyah li-sharq al-mutawassit JO - East Mediterr Health J VL - 11 IS - 5-6 N2 - 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. SN - 1020-3397 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16761665/Smoking_prevalence_knowledge_and_attitudes_among_medical_students_in_Karachi_Pakistan_ L2 - http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/1105_6/11_5-6_2005_952_958.pdf DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -