Tobacco control: The role of future doctors

Sushil Suri, N. Verma

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Abstract

Background: Smoking-related diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality throughout the world. It is estimated that there is a time lag of about (30-40) years between initial tobacco use and tobacco-related mortality. Hence, there is a need to emphasize the undergraduate medical students regarding the tobacco control measures. Methods: A literature review with qualitative analysis was conducted to identify the scopes of incorporating a health intervention module on tobacco control in the undergraduate medical curriculum for future doctors. Results: The role of medical schools, underpinning research and the most cost effective interventions for tobacco control are identified as key aspects of tobacco control and smoking cessation. Conclusion: Formal training in nicotine de-addiction and smoking cessation techniques would help the medical students to successfully implement the smoking cessation strategies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)124-128
Number of pages5
JournalEuropean Journal of Scientific Research
Volume56
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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