Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Health secretary strengthens crackdown against tobacco consumption

Cigarette smoking is the cause of various types of cancer and reduces life expectancy.

The implementation of anti-tobacco legislation in the unit proceeds in coordination with the social and business sectors.

mexicali– With the aim of raising awareness of the health risks associated with tobacco consumption, promoting effective policies to reduce its consumption, and providing the population with a smoke-free space, the Ministry of Health leads coordinated actions with society.

Within the framework of World No Tobacco Day, Health Secretary, J. Adrian Medina Amarillas recalled the serious damage to health that could be caused to users of this product 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.

He added, “Cigarettes contain more than 7,000 chemicals that cause lung, throat, mouth, kidney and stomach cancer. In addition, their use damages the senses of taste and smell and causes skin aging. “

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 type of cancer are reduced, the blood pressure becomes normal and you will be less tired from any physical activity, flu symptoms and sore throat. The number of sores decreases. , to mention a few.

Coepris moves forward in the implementation of the anti-tobacco law

For its part, the Baja California State Commission for Protection Against Sanitary Risks (COEPRIS BC), chaired by Irwin Areizaga Uribe, stated that it would take action in coordination with state and municipal governments and chambers of commerce to guarantee smoke-free spaces. Has been done. Baja Californian.

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 creating awareness among adolescents about the fact that cigarettes are addictive, for which, throughout the month of May, strengthened community work through the Institute of Psychiatry of Baja California Has gone.

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