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Article: Smoking among young doctors in Hong Kong: A message to medical educators

TitleSmoking among young doctors in Hong Kong: A message to medical educators
Authors
Issue Date1990
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0308-0110
Citation
Medical Education, 1990, v. 24 n. 2, p. 158-163 How to Cite?
AbstractA survey was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire to examine the smoking habits, attitudes and practices of 151 doctors in their pre-registration year. The response rate was 88%. Over 80% of the respondents had never smoked. Less than 7% of the men smoked daily and none of the women smoked. Despite a very low smoking rate among the respondents, there were shortcomings in attitudes and practices. The study demonstrated that even in a place like Hong Kong, where the social climate on smoking is already changing in a healthy direction, significant deficiencies in our graduates can still arise if teaching on smoking and its control is undertaken in an uncoordinated manner. We argue that a spcific course on the important aspects of smoking and health should be introduced into all undergraduate curricula. This is of special importance in countries where smoking is on the increase and where governmental actions on smoking control are inadequate in comparison with the marketing effors of powerful multinational tobacco companies. Considering the magnitude of smoking as a global health problem, it is the very least that medical educators should do in combating this pandemic.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151486
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2015 Impact Factor: 3.369
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.913
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dc.contributor.authorCheng, KKen_US
dc.contributor.authorLam, THen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-26T06:23:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-26T06:23:50Z-
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.identifier.citationMedical Education, 1990, v. 24 n. 2, p. 158-163en_US
dc.identifier.issn0308-0110en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/151486-
dc.description.abstractA survey was conducted using a self-administered questionnaire to examine the smoking habits, attitudes and practices of 151 doctors in their pre-registration year. The response rate was 88%. Over 80% of the respondents had never smoked. Less than 7% of the men smoked daily and none of the women smoked. Despite a very low smoking rate among the respondents, there were shortcomings in attitudes and practices. The study demonstrated that even in a place like Hong Kong, where the social climate on smoking is already changing in a healthy direction, significant deficiencies in our graduates can still arise if teaching on smoking and its control is undertaken in an uncoordinated manner. We argue that a spcific course on the important aspects of smoking and health should be introduced into all undergraduate curricula. This is of special importance in countries where smoking is on the increase and where governmental actions on smoking control are inadequate in comparison with the marketing effors of powerful multinational tobacco companies. Considering the magnitude of smoking as a global health problem, it is the very least that medical educators should do in combating this pandemic.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=0308-0110en_US
dc.relation.ispartofMedical Educationen_US
dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAttitude Of Health Personnelen_US
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Undergraduateen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshMaleen_US
dc.subject.meshPhysiciansen_US
dc.subject.meshSmoking - Epidemiologyen_US
dc.titleSmoking among young doctors in Hong Kong: A message to medical educatorsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLam, TH:hrmrlth@hkucc.hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.volume24en_US
dc.identifier.issue2en_US
dc.identifier.spage158en_US
dc.identifier.epage163en_US
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
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