Knowledge, attitude and willingness to counsel patients regarding e-cigarettes among academic health professionals in Malaysia

Ali Yaldrum, Srinivas Sulugodu Ramachandra, Shelly Arora, Kumar Raghav, Daniel Devaprakash Dicksit, Christopher A. Squier

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Abstract

E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular worldwide. A survey in Malaysia, reported that 62% of the respondents were aware of e-cigarettes, 19% have tried and14% are currently using e-cigarettes. Health professionals play a pivotal role in thetobacco cessation process, however there is a possibility that health professionals areunaware of e-cigarettes and the potential harms associated with them. The objective of this study was to determine the knowledge, attitude and willingness to give professional advice to patients about e-cigarettes among health professionals in different Malaysian universities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-2
Number of pages2
JournalTobacco Prevention & Cessation
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 06 Mar 2017

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