The research has the main aim of investigating the perceptions of the clients and health care professionals on the overall approach to smoking cessation in Saudi Arabia. The empirical work encompasses important, previously unexplored concepts and impacts of culture, religion, social health motivation and self-efficacy on smoking behavior in the Saudi context. This is investigated within a unique paradoxical context of code, doctrine, practice and services in Saudi Arabia. By exploring this paradox of continuing high smoking rates and adopted western approaches to smoking cessation, and cultural influences, new knowledge will be offered to the wider context of the intense harm tobacco smoking contributes to health in Saudi Arabia.
|Keywords:||Saudi Arabia, Smoking, Tobacco Control Program, Health Professionals, Culture, Religion|
Social Worker, General Administration of Medical Services in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Manchester, Manchester, UK