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Ann Thorac Med. 2010 Oct-Dec; 5(4): 250.
PMCID: PMC2954386

Authors’ reply


Many thanks for your comments.[1] I do appreciate your feedback on our work very much. I agree with you that this serious behavior affects the health of our future doctors.[2] Smoking could also point to the need of psychological and counseling support programs.

I support your idea of having a well-established counseling program for medical students to promote their health and to prevent them from being involved in smoking or even more serious behaviors such as substance use.

Best Regards.


1. Aggarwal S. Tobacco smoking by medical students: KAP study. Ann Thorac Med. 2010;5:249. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
2. Al-Haqwi AI, Tamim H, Asery A. Knowledge, attitude and practice of tobacco smoking by medical students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ann Thorac Med. 2010;5:145–8. [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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