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Table 5 The attitudes toward cessation advice and reported training by occupation

From: Smoking behavior, attitudes, and cessation counseling among healthcare professionals in Armenia

Question % (N) who answered “Yes” p-value
Nurses Physicians
Should health professionals get specific training on cessation techniques? 58.2 (71) 45.2 (42) 0.058
Do health professionals serve as “role models” for their patients and the public? 74.6 (91) 62.4 (58) 0.054
Should health professionals routinely advise their patients who smoke to quit smoking? 90.2 (110) 87.1 (81) 0.479
During your (medical, dental, nursing or pharmacy) school training, were you taught in any of your classes about the dangers of smoking? 66.4 (81) 62.4 (58) 0.540
During your (medical, dental, nursing or pharmacy) school training, have you ever received any formal training in smoking cessation approaches to use with patients? 42.6 (52) 26.9 (25) 0.017