Doctors Address Impacts Of Smoking On Family

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Updated May 20, 2016

smoking, doctorsThe Society of Family Physicians of Nigeria has identified smoking habits as a setback that affects the family both morally and financially and invariably the society through air pollution.

This was the submission of the medical personnel during the World Family Doctors’ Day at the health talk on the impact of smoking on the family and society and the benefits of cessation of smoking.

Held in Jos, Plateau State, a family doctor and registrar at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital, Dr. Timothy Ureme, explained the effects of smoking on the family.

Apart from the health implications which smoking has on the family, a family physician, Dr. Salihu Danjuma, also highlighted its financial and moral effects on the society and the family.

Apart from the health talk and awareness campaign on the impact of smoking on the family by the physicians, the doctors also engaged in a rally, health walk, and public health lectures within the major hospitals and public secondary schools within Jos metropolis.

This was with the aim of enlightening the public on the dangers associated with smoking and its impact on the family and society.

For the past six years, the world organisation of family doctors has been celebrating the World Family Doctors’ Day to highlight the role and contribution of family doctors in health care systems around the world.