STOP – Smoking The Opinions of Physicians, A Global Survey
REFERENCE: European Society of Cardiology Meeting with the World Congress of Cardiology, Barcelona, September 2-6, 2006
Andrew Pipe, University of Ottawa
Bryan Williams, Leicester University
A global survey of nearly 3 000 physicians called, STOP (Smoking The Opinions of Physicians), highlighted the importance of helping patients to quit smoking above all other interventions cardiologists and primary care physicians can make for their patients. The study investigated doctors’ attitudes and perceptions towards smoking. Andrew Pipe of Ottawa University told Sarah Maxwell why he thinks the matter is so urgent.