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Physicians’ attitude towards tobacco dependence in a private hospital in the city of São Paulo, Brazil

Alessandra Maria Julião, Ana Luiza Lourenço Simões Camargo, Vanessa de Albuquerque Cítero, Mara Fernandes Maranhão, Alfredo Maluf Neto, Ângela Tavares Paes, [...]

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082013000200004

Objective:To investigate how often physicians identify and treat tobacco dependence and whether characteristics as gender, age, marital status, medical specialty and smoking status can influence their attitude towards this question.METHODS:A cross-sectional study was performed on 515 physicians working in a private hospital in São Paulo, Brazil, using a confidential voluntary questionnaire sent and answered electronically.RESULTS:We found that 89% of physicians who answered the research questionnaire often or always asked their patients about smoking habits, but only 39% often or always […]