Doctor in the Dock

Authors

  • Biju C Mathew Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, El Gabal El Gharby University, Gharyan , Libya
  • Reji Susan Daniel Department of Medical Biochemistry, Faculty of Medicine, El Gabal El Gharby University, Gharyan , Libya
  • Jamal Al Baylool Bordom Department of Social and Preventive Medicine & Dean, Faculty of Medicine, El Gabal El Gharby University, Gharyan , Libya
  • Ian W Campbell Medicine, Victoria Hospital, Bute Medical School, University of St Andrews , Scotland, United Kingdom

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v10i3.2013

Keywords:

smoking

Abstract

Tobacco smoking is one of the greatest threats to human health. The global epidemic of tobacco killed 100 million in the 20th century, and if not dealt with on a war- footing shall entice and kill another one billion in this century. In the society , physicians play a leading role as ambassadors of promoting issues related to health. They play a vital role in helping patients to stop smoking as they occupy an important position as tobacco control exemplars. Unfortunately, the rate of smoking in the medical profession in some developed countries and newly-developing countries is still high. Considering the staggering cost of smoking in terms of human lives, physicians should not rest until they have successfully kicked the habit. Tobacco-related issues are to be included in the medical school curricula, as medical students can play decisive roles in tobacco-prevention programs.  

doi:10.3329/jom.v10i3.2013

J Medicine 2009; 10 (Supplement 1): 27-31

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Mathew, B. C., Daniel, R. S., Bordom, J. A. B., & Campbell, I. W. (2009). Doctor in the Dock. Journal of Medicine, 10(3), 27–31. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v10i3.2013

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