Smoking habits of office-based general practitioners and internists in Austria and their smoking cessation efforts.

@article{Koessler2002SmokingHO,
  title={Smoking habits of office-based general practitioners and internists in Austria and their smoking cessation efforts.},
  author={Wolfgang Koessler and Michaela Lanzenberger and Hartmut Zwick},
  journal={Wiener klinische Wochenschrift},
  year={2002},
  volume={114 17-18},
  pages={
          762-5
        }
}
Tobacco smoking is the major cause of lung disease. This study aimed to determine: 1) the prevalence of tobacco smoking among office-based physicians; 2) their readiness to inquire about their patients' smoking habits and, if need be, to motivate them to stop smoking; 3) whether non-smoking doctors advise their patients more frequently to stop smoking than their smoker colleagues do. A self-designed questionnaire on a post card was sent to 7674 office-based general practitioners (GPs) and… CONTINUE READING

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