mexicaliMay 31, 2023.- With a view to raise awareness about health risks associated with tobacco use, Promoting effective policies to reduce its consumption and providing smoke-free space to the population, the Ministry of Health moves forward in coordinated actions with the society.
Below World No Tobacco Day, Health Secretary J. Adrian Medina Amarillas, recalled the serious harm to health that this product can cause to its users and even to consumers of secondhand smoke.
He pointed out that the day is an important opportunity to educate and sensitize people about the negative effects of smoking and promote a tobacco-free lifestyle.
“Cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals that cause lung, throat, mouth, kidney and stomach cancer, and damage the senses of taste and smell and aging of the skin”He added.
He said that smoking complicates diseases like hypertension, diabetes, heart and respiratory diseases, as well as tumors in different parts of the body, which is a challenge before the health sector to take care of these patients.
He explained that one of the benefits of quitting smoking is that the chances of suffering from any kind of cancer are reduced, the blood pressure becomes normal and you get less tired from any physical activity, Lowers the number of flu pictures and sore throat, to name a few.
Coepris moves forward in the implementation of the anti-tobacco law
for his part, State Commission for the Protection Against Sanitary Risks of Baja California (COEPRIS BC)By Irwin Areizaga Uribe, reported that actions have been taken in coordination with state and municipal governments and chambers of commerce to guarantee smoke-free spaces for Baja Californians.
With regard to the monitoring of tobacco smoke and vaping, 31 verifications have been carried out in establishments with the assurance of 115 vapings so far this year, including 34 training visits to Kanako across the state in addition to cigarette contact and sales visits. , Association of Hoteliers and Motels, Business Coordinating Council, CANIRAC, among others, where 2,315 people participated on the Amendment to the General Law on the Harmful Effects of Tobacco Consumption and Vapers.
Finally, the Health Secretary stressed the importance of raising awareness among teenagers about the fact that cigarettes are addictive, so that the entire month of May Community work has been strengthened through the Institute of Psychiatry of Baja California.