Smoking Trends Amongst Young Doctors of a Tertiary Care Hospital â€“ Mayo Hospital, Lahore â€“ Pakistan
Introduction: The World Health Organization cites tobacco use as one of the biggest public health threats the world has ever faced. Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of disability and death. Tobacco has many negative health effects which many of the smo-kers know them well. In Pakistan tobacco use is com-mon in general public and the health professionals don't lack behind this habit.
Study Objective: To study the smoking trends amon-gst young doctors of Mayo Hospital.
Study Design: Questionnaire based descriptive study.
Study Setting: This study was conducted at the Insti-tute of Chest Medicine, Mayo Hospital - A tertiary care hospital affiliated with King Edward Medical University, Lahore.
Results: Out of 250 doctors, 180 (72%) were males and 70 (28%) were female. Amongst 180 male doctors 97 (53.88%) were smokers and 83 (46.21%) were non smokers. Amongst 70 female doctors 8 (11.43%) were smokers and 62 (88.57%) were non smokers.
Conclusion: Smoking is common among male young doctors but it is less common in female doctors.
Key Words: Smoking, Trends, Tertiary Care, Descriptive, Questionnaire.
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