Journal of Smoking Cessation / 2021 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Perception of Tobacco Counseling and Cessation among Dental Practitioners

Table 2

Perceived barriers to tobacco smoking cessation counseling.

Perceived barriers to TCC%

Extent to which patient resistance might be a barrier to TCC in the dental settingGreat49.9
Moderate43.1
Low7.0

Reasons for not including TCC in dentists’ practiceDo not have enough knowledge32.5
It is not the dental practitioner’s job to do this12.1
All patients know the negative effect of smoking12.5
Only patients with systemic problems need TCC2.9
Patients will not respond positively16.5
Patients will not be happy talking about smoking in dental practice22.8
Lack of time48.4
Lack of necessary materials45.3
Some dental team member may be a smoker themselves57.1

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