In meeting with the World Tobacco-Free Day on May 31, the Medical Doctor Association of China announced its Declaration of Chinese Medical Doctors on Tobacco Control in China on its grand event on May 28, 2008.
According to the survey of Beijing Disease Control Centre in 2006 to 26,000 medical workers, 15% of the medical workers in Beijing smoke, among whom 42.2% are medical doctors. Some doctors even smoke in front of their patients.
As the professional association for medical doctors across China , the Medical Doctor Association of China advocates for a tobacco control campaign among its 2 million doctors. Doctors are encouraged not only to quit smoking, but also to persuade their families and friends to quit smoking.
The Medical Doctor Association of China will also work with WHO’s Tobacco or Health Cooperation Centre to jointly advocate for the founding of Tobacco Control Alliance for medical doctors in China with the aim to establish a total tobacco-free environment for medical services in China.
Dr. Yin Dakui, President of the Medical Doctor Association of China , announcing the Advocate for the Founding of Smoking Control Alliance for Medical Doctors in China.
Professor Yang Jing, Standing Vice President and Secretary General of the Medical Doctor Association of China , announcing the Smoking Control Declaration of Two Million Medical Doctors in China .
Dr. England Sarah, WHO Tabacco or Health Cooperation Centre, attended the event and delivered a speech.
Dr. Trish Fraser (first right), WHO Tobacco or Health Cooperation Centre, attended the event.
The Declaration of Chinese Doctors on Tobacco Control
— initiatied by the Medical Doctor Association of China
As a physician, well aware of smoking hazards to human health, I decided to quit from now on to ensure that the future will never be smoking.
As a physician, has the responsibility to persuade my relatives, friends, to stay away from tobacco. At the same time, I have to take a physician social responsibility, to the public to actively publicize the dangers of smoking.
As a physician, clinical practice in the day-to-day work, we must fully understand the “tobacco dependence is a chronic disease,” the patient’s tobacco control should be elevated to the high level as well as the treatment of disease, and actively promote smoking cessation and control methods.
We are committed to: First contingent of physicians do not smoke and set an example, to tobacco control into the day-to-day work of the clinic, take practical action to push forward the process of tobacco control in China , for human health to create a smoke-free environment to work hard!