General practitioners find smoking a chronic illness

24th October 2006, Comments 0 comments

Smoking is more difficult to treat.

24 October 2006

ROTTERDAM - More than half (55 per cent) of the Dutch general practitioners considers smoking as a chronic sickness. According to 49 per cent smoking is more difficult to treat than over weight, too high of cholesterol or blood pressure that is too high.

More than half of the general practitioners also say that they have too little time to help patients with stopping with smoking.

That became clear Monday from an international research that market research bureau Harris Interactive has carried out for the pharmaceutics firm Pfizer. In the Netherlands for the report 200 of the approximately 8000 general practitioners have been questioned.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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