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Costa del Sol Primary Care District celebrates World No Tobacco Day with a ‘Walk’ in all its municipalities

The Costa del Sol Primary Care District organizes the ‘Great Walk’ for another year to celebrate World No Tobacco Day on 31 May. In this X edition, the municipalities of Torremolinos, Benalmádena, Fuengirola, Mijas, Marbella and Estepona together hosted a march under the slogan ‘Life tastes better without tobacco’, which was attended by town halls, associations and other local institutions. Organized in collaboration with ,

The main purpose of these visits is to raise awareness among all citizens, regardless of age, about the serious harm to health caused by smoking, to propose physical activity as a healthy alternative to tobacco consumption, because in the world Every year four million people die because of this. In addition, this year emphasizes the risks of tobacco consumption not only in its traditional forms (cigarettes, cigars and pipes), but also in recently emerging products such as electronic cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and heated tobacco products or hookah, water The pipe is also stressed. Or sheesh, very widespread in the youngest age.

Within this framework, physical activity is presented as the best strategy not only to prevent and address overweight, obesity and a sedentary lifestyle, but also to eliminate stress and anxiety and promote a sense of well-being. It is also presented as a means of prevention, which is the key to stop tobacco use. Or relapse among young people. In the case of walks for World No Tobacco Day, doing physical activity in a group also increases motivation and fosters social interactions.

Likewise, with this activity, which is conducted outdoors, it also aims to draw attention to the importance of protecting the planet and that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 4 billion cigarettes are discarded each year. Let’s pollute the filters. Rivers, oceans, parks and beaches, don’t forget that traditional cigarettes, together with smokeless tobacco and electronic cigarettes, represent the second most important form of plastic pollution in the world.

Along the various routes, information tables have been set up, where apart from encouraging all visitors to quit smoking, they are informed about the smoking cessation program being run at the health centres, tips to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Advice and recommendations are given. Habits.

Registration is free and those wishing to participate must go to each municipality’s meeting place with a white T-shirt, activity identification, well protected from the sun (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen) and a bottle of water that allows them to drink and hydrate during activity.

These walks also contribute to the project ‘For a million steps’, an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Consumption of the Junta de Andalucía, which aims to promote the practice of daily physical activity, as well as the collaborative life of the municipality. Have to strengthen.

Comprehensive smoking plan of Andalusia

The Comprehensive Smoking Plan tries to integrate the most appropriate actions for smoking prevention in different sectors, ensure quality care, define and develop actions on groups in disadvantaged or particularly vulnerable situations, cooperation with other sectors Promotes and participation of all associations which takes an active part in addition to undertaking necessary training and research.

Similarly, this comprehensive plan seeks to strengthen health actions and available resources to improve care for smokers, while protecting the right of all citizens to health based on promoting healthy lifestyles and promoting better alternatives and alternatives to smoking. serves to coordinate. All this, based on an atmosphere of reconciliation, freedom and mutual respect and favoring the involvement and participation of the entire Andalusian population.

In educational centers, school health nurses as well as other health professionals from health centers, through the Creciendo en Salud and Forma Joven Programs, specific workshops to stop the consumption of tobacco and all its derived products, especially vapers and hookahs We do.

In health centres, in consultation with the family doctor or family nurse, people who want to quit smoking can request support in the process. In this way, they are offered an advanced individual intervention or an advanced group intervention, both framed in a multi-component program, where the three aspects of dependence on this type of consumption are worked out in different consultations and sessions. Goes: physical, psychological and mental. Social. , as well as the prevention of relapse.

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