Attitude to Patients’ Smoking of Family Physicians in Korea
The causative effect of cigarette smoking on coronary heart disease, pulmonary disease, and many cancers is evident. Among nonsmoking persons, passive smoking is an important problem. Wives who have smoking husbands are more apt to increased incidence of a variety of cancers, cardiac disease, and chronic respiratory disease. This is similar in children who have smoking parents, they are more likely to suffer from growth retardation and pulmonary disease. 1) The necessity of antismoking effort is not a controversy but it is time to take up a positive attitude. To medical and public health care providers, helping people to stop smoking is one of the greatest challenges, today.
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