World no Tobacco Day
It’s the perfect time to quit
On World No Tobacco Day, the San Cecilio Clinical Hospital in Granada organizes an event to encourage workers and patients to quit smoking
Barter has been the protagonist
Cigarettes are exchanged for fruit, and users are also informed on how to quit smoking.
Different activities and games have been organized to help make people aware of the risks of tobacco.
The objective is to make visible this serious health problem and the impact it has on both people and the environment.
In this event there have been all kinds of activities and group dynamics that encouraged users to learn more about the effects of tobacco, raising awareness among users through games.
For example, “Autopsy of a murderer” where all the harmful components of a single cigarette were revealed and also “Basket your excuse”, in which professionals and participants helped to reveal the most common excuses and myths for not quitting smoking. .
Furthermore, there was an information point, where the professionals of pulmonology, preventive, public health and occupational medicine have done a magnificent informative job.
In addition to exchanging cigarettes for fruit and giving tips to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
Professionals united on World No Tobacco Day
Different associations have joined the information table.
Such as the Andalusian Association of Cystic Fibrosis and the Association of Asthmatics and Allergy Patients ‘Aire Libre’ of Granada.
In addition, the table had the participation of representatives of the Asthmatic and Allergic Association ‘Aire Libre’ of Granada and the Andalusian Association of Cystic Fibrosis.
These associations have joined the actions to raise awareness of the risks involved in tobacco consumption.
On the other hand, Manuel Reyes, the managing director of the San Cecilio Clinic, has spoken about the damage caused by tobacco, as well as breathing the smoke in passive smokers.
Underline, not forgetting the environmental problem generated by throwing cigarette butts in natural and urban spaces.
World no Tobacco Day
The event concluded with a fundamental recommendation.
In general, highlight the importance of raising social awareness about the serious damage caused by tobacco.
No more and no less than eight million deaths a year.
Special emphasis is placed on the fact that any form of smoking.
It means, be it electronic cigarettes, vaping, hookahs or conventional smoking, is related to a large number of diseases, and even twenty types of cancer.
Smoke-free spaces have covered special relevance, being a great step for the cause that is defended in this case.
Health and Environment
In conclusion, this year, the World Health Organization states that there are more than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts on the planet, which take an average of 12 years to degrade.
It means that, to produce this amount of tobacco, more than 600 million trees have been felled and more than 84 million tons of CO2 have been released into the atmosphere.
To sum up, in 2022, the World Health Organization focuses the No Tobacco Day on the impact that its consumption has on the health of our planet.
Thus, there are more than 4.5 trillion cigarette butts in the world.
Each one of them can contaminate up to 50 liters of drinking water and take an average of 12 years to be degraded by nature.
In addition, more than 600,000,000 trees have been felled to produce cigarettes and 84,000,000 tons of CO2 have been emitted into the atmosphere as a result of their consumption, contributing to the increase in global temperature.