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Doctors called Kazakhstan to stop Smoking - from 15 November 2016

From 14 to 23 November 2016 in all regions of Kazakhstan will host a ten-day campaign dedicated to the International day of refusal of Smoking, according to

"The purpose of the campaign – raising awareness about the devastating effects on the body of tobacco products, reduce the incidence of Smoking, increased control of doctors and the population against tobacco addiction and promote a healthy lifestyle", - stated in the message of the Ministry of health and social development of the RK.

In the course of the decade in organizations of primary health care planned: trainings for medical and social workers, psychologists in the provision of preventive care; consultation with specialists, primary care, tobacco control centers/clinics and youth health centers to provide support to persons wishing to abandon the consumption of tobacco products. Health in schools will be intensified for the prevention of behavioral risk factors. 

In 2006, Kazakhstan ratified the WHO framework Convention on tobacco control aimed at reducing the prevalence of Smoking and ensuring the quality of life of the population.

Reference: The international day of refusal of Smoking is celebrated since 1977 on the third Thursday of November, on the proposal of the American cancer society and with the support of WHO.

Changed on 14 December, 2016 - 17:02
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