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Tobacco control education in pharmacy : from theory to practice.

Nik Mohamed, Mohamad Haniki and Simansalam, Saraswathi (2011) Tobacco control education in pharmacy : from theory to practice. In: Current Issues in Pharmacy. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, pp. 25-56. ISBN 9789674180195

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Tobacco smoking is recognized as a major cause of preventable diseases and premature deaths worldwide. It is estimated that more than five million smokers die annually due to smoking related diseases globally (WHO, 2008), The death toll is expected to escalate to more than eight million deaths annually by 2030 if the current smoking patterns continue (Peto et aI., 1994). Almost half of the long-term smokers die of a smoking-related disease (Doll et aI., 1994). In Malaysia, about 10,000 Malaysians die every year from smoking attributable diseases, mainly cardiovascular, cancer and stroke (Ministry ofHealth, 2003).

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 5123/18482
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tobacco control education, pharmacy
Subjects: R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Pharmacy > Department of Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: Professor Dr. Mohamad Haniki Nik Mohamed
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 14:58
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2012 14:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/18482

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