Tobacco use in Medical College Students and Its Effect on their Attitudes and Practices

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Tobacco use in Medical College Students and Its Effect on their Attitudes and Practices

August 3, 2022 Medical Science 0

The goal of this chapter is to examine tobacco usage prevalence, attitudes against it, and programs for quitting smoking. Armed Forces Medical Colleges were the subject of a cross-sectional study employing a self-administered, anonymous questionnaire based on the Global Health Professions Student Survey (GHPSS). Data on various variables were collected and analyzed using the GHPSS questionnaire. 107 students in all took part in the study. Support for a smoking ban in public places and abstinence from smoking are significantly correlated. Interventions aimed at aspiring health care professionals can aid the war on tobacco. Active interventions should be used to treat the smoking issues among medical students. Skills-based medical school courses should include and promote the development of effective smoking cessation skills.

Author(s) Details:

Manmohan Brar,
Department of Community Medicine, Army Medical Corps, Shillong, Meghalaya, India.

Avneet Randhawa,
Department of Community Medicine, Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab, India.

Neha Chaudhary,
Department of Community and Family Medicine, AIIMS, Phulwari Sharif, Patna, Bihar, India.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/CPMS-V5/article/view/7665

Keywords: Health professionals, health occupations, medical students, prevalence, smoking cessation, tobacco smoking, tobacco use cessation

 

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