A study was conducted to identify the smoking prevalence of medical doctors in the Lao, and to assess the attitudes of physicians towards smoking and tobacco control initiatives. The medical doctors were interviewed to describe their knowledge, attitude, practice of tobacco smoking and tobacco control through a face-to-face-administered questionnaire. Qualitative methods through in-depth interviews, were also used to explore the attitude and opinion of medical doctors on health hazards of smoking as well as counseling for their patients to quit smoking. In-depth interviews were also used in exploring the opinion of policymakers in both the central and provincial levels on tobacco control.
The Collaborative Funding Program forSoutheast Asia Tobacco Control Research, 94 pp.