Thomas, Susan S.; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Jay, Stephen J.; Capparo, Joseph; Jeng, Ifeng
January 2002
American Journal of Health Studies;2002, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p173
Academic Journal
Studies indicate the role of physicians in smoking cessation is critical bur less than half of tobacco users received smoking advice from their physicians. This study attempted to reveal medical school academic deans' attitudes toward and status of tobacco education in medical school curricula in the United Stares, Canada, and Mexico. Of 199 copies of the questionnaire mailed, 47% responded. Findings indicated medical school academic deans were overwhelmingly supportive of tobacco education in medical school curricula. There was disagreement, however, regarding how medical schools should educate physicians about their role in providing smoking cessation interventions for their patients.


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