29 Nov 09

The 72.9 of smokers in the region of Ribera began in snuff consumption before age 16, compared with 4.8 he did after 18, according to a survey conducted among patients at health centers in the region by the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (Semfyc) during the months of April and May this year. This was stated yesterday Tobacco Group Coordinator Department of Health de la Ribera, Juan Antonio Ribera, who, along with managing director, Dr. Manuel Marin, offered a press conference on the occasion of the celebration on Sunday the World No Snuff. Dr. Ribera assure that, with regard to smokers older than 18 years, “the average daily consumption is nine cigarettes, whereas among adolescents aged 14 to 18 years that consumption rises to eleven cigarettes diaa. Both the coordinator of the Group on Smoking as the managing director of the Department both highlighted the “tabacoo harmful effects. These effects, they said, “are the source of more than thirty diseases, especially lung and broncho-cardiacas . Thus, 78 of lung cancers, reviewed, are caused by smoking, while 50 of heart attacks also have their origin in the use of snuff. To overcome this, the Department of Health “has conducted a Plan for Prevention and Treatment of Tabaquismo ” said Dr. Marin. an innovative health insurance service company objective is to deliver and design a lower cost alternative which allows individuals and families to have access to high quality healthcare Furthermore, it has set up a consultation for smoking cessation professionals. In this sense, the 14.81 of those who have come to this consultation are now over a year are smoking. This week has been placed on information tables and health centers have given talks to schoolchildren.


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