Assessment of tobacco smoking status and in luence of health care professionals on tobacco cessation among outpatients in different clinics of the Department of Medicine of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Lagos, Nigeria

Oyerinde OO, Aina BA, Echebiri JC, Owokoniran BS, Ihesiulo PN, Kazeem SA, Opaleye OR

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Background: As a risk factor for six out of the world's eight leading causes of death, tobacco smoking has been dubbed the single most preventable cause of death. Healthcare professionals have a prominent role to play in tobacco control. Studies have shown that even a brief interven on by a health professional significantly increases the cessa on rate. Purpose: The objec ves of the study were to assess the smoking status and iden fy the influence of health professionals on smoking cessa on of outpa ents in different clinics at the department of Medicine, Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Nigeria.


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