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Hamadeh, Randah Ribhi and Ahmed, Jamil and Jassim, Ghufran Ahmed and Alqallaf, Sayed Mahmood and Al-Roomi, Khaldoon . (2018) Knowledge of health professional students on waterpipe tobacco smoking: curricula implications. BioMed Central. BMC Medical Education, 18 (300) https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-018-1406-9

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Tobacco prevention research traditionally focuses upon cigarette smoking, but there is also a need to implement and evaluate the usefulness of waterpipe tobacco smoking (WTS) interventions since it is considered less harmful than cigarettes. This study aimed to assess the impact of an educational intervention on WTS knowledge of health professional students in three academic health institutions in Bahrain.

Conclusions: Our educational intervention with health professional students improved their knowledge about the health effects of WTS. Medical and nursing institutions may consider using various methods such as informative videos and expert lectures to include in their teaching curricula as part of WTS prevention strategies.


Item Type:Evidence resource
Drug Type:Tobacco
Intervention Type:AOD disorder harm reduction
Date:December 2018
Publisher:BioMed Central
Volume:18
Number:300
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Subjects:B Substances > Tobacco (cigarette smoking)
N Communication, information and education > Education by subject > Substance use education

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