Doctor's enquiry: an opportunity for promoting smoking cessation-findings from Global Adult Tobacco Surveys in Europe


ÇAKIR B. , TAŞ A., Sanver T. M. , ASLAN D.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.27, no.5, pp.921-925, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/eurpub/ckx094
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Page Numbers: pp.921-925

Abstract

Evidence suggests that advice from motivated physicians to their smoking patients is effective in promoting smoking cessation. Yet, detection rate of smokers is often low and, the proportion of smokers receiving special advice to quit varies. This study aimed to detect how frequently European physicians enquire about their patients' smoking status, and to compare and contrast how (if any) smokers benefit from physicians' enquiry and/or advice about smoking cessation.