The Family Practitioner's Role in Smoking Cessation
Keywords: Smoking, Physician-patient Relations, Patient Co-operation.
AbstractSmoking is the most wide-spread example of drug dependence, and although most GPs feel a sense of inadequacy in this field,they themselves are the most powerful therapeutic tools in getting their patients to stop. The problem of non-compliance is discussed and a few helpful suggestions are given, especially the value of a good doctor-patient relationship.
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