Gp plays a major role in rookpreventie in children

Gp plays a major role in rookpreventie in children


General practitioners should take a more active role to play in the prevention and treatment of cigarette smoking in children between five and eighteen years old.

That sets The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care in an article published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

The researchers recommend that doctors to children, young people and their parents will have to ask for the use of tobacco. Also would the general practitioner a summary of the information and advice must offer during a visit to the doctor’s office, to smoking, to prevent or to propose a treatment.

“The advice of the doctors in the primary health care is one of the ways to smoke in the society to bring the attention, it is a crucial tool for reducing and preventing smoking among young people,” said researcher Brett Thombs.

Intervention programs

The researchers focused in the research on the results of earlier intervention programs aimed at smoking. It was examined whether these interventions were effective to ensure that school-age children and young people were smoking. It was also examined whether these campaigns reached that children went to stop smoking and whether these interventions adverse effects had been.

“We have no doubt about the role that physicians can play in addition to the government, parents and schools in the education about the harmful effects of smoking. However, we have to do more research into how this education as effective as possible,” says Thombs.

First cigarette

From the Canadian study found that eighteen percent of the young people, however, once a cigarette has tried. Three percent of the children had already tried on a age of eleven years old, and 36 percent of children 17 years old had already been smoked.

Ninety percent of adult smokers put on their eighteenth, for the first time a cigarette. According to the researchers, would be someone who as a child or as a young person begins smoking a smaller chance at a later age with the to stop smoking than someone who at a later age for the first cigarette smoke.

Or someone begins smoking has according to the researchers, to do with age, gender, and the influence of friends and family. Also the social environment in which someone grows up in and the school that someone visits affects this choice, according to the research.

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