Aim: To know about the tobacco control practices by medical doctors in Bihar, India.
Settings & design: All medical doctors in Bihar, India. Two stage sampling with probability propotional to the number of doctors in the districts was used.
Method: Anonymous survey was conducted on structured questionnaire.
Statistical analysis: SUDAAN and Epi-Info.
Results: Most of the doctors were government doctors. Most doctors (>75%) reported either for no policy or partial policy in health settings however over 2/3rd of medical doctors felt need for their training on tobacco cessation. Most of the doctors did not take tobacco history (60-80%).
Conclusion: Medical doctors in Bihar need to be trained for tobacco cessation. Smoking needs to be enforced vigorously in health sector to protect patients and doctors.