From 13 to 17 November 2017 in the Republic of Belarus started the Republican anti-tobacco information and education campaign | Print |
The action is aimed at preventing diseases caused by smoking, raising public awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption, leading to addiction and a number of serious diseases, building a civil society support for measures aimed at protecting the population from the effects of tobacco consumption and the impact of tobacco smoke. The action is held on the eve of World No Smoking Day. Prevention of cancer (November 16), which is held on the third Thursday of November, annually.
Tobacco is by far the most common and proven carcinogen for humans. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds, 43 of which are known carcinogens.
Smoking causes a number of diseases, the most important of which are: chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, manifested by the permanent loss of their function, cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular arteriosclerosis) and cerebral circulation disorders (strokes).
On a special place among the diseases connected with smoking, there are malignant neoplasms. First of all, it is cancer of the lung, esophagus, larynx and oral cavity, cancer of the bladder and pancreas, cancer of the kidney, stomach, breast, cervix, nasal cavity is also causally related to tobacco consumption.
The risk of malignant neoplasms directly depends on the following factors: the number of cigarettes smoked per day, the age at which smoking started, and the "length of service" of smoking. The risk of developing cancer is significantly higher among those who begin to smoke regularly at adolescence. Smoking cessation even in middle age allows not only to avoid the further increased risk of smoking-induced cancer, but also to reduce it sharply, and the positive effect of quitting smoking at an earlier age is even more obvious. Refusal of smoking - is today the most effective means to reduce morbidity and mortality from malignant neoplasms.
The action is aimed at preventing diseases caused by smoking, raising public awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco consumption, leading to addiction and a number of serious diseases, building a civil society support for measures aimed at protecting the population from the effects of tobacco consumption and the impact of tobacco smoke. The action is held on the eve of World No Smoking Day. Prevention of cancer (November 16), which is held on the third Thursday of November, annually.
Tobacco is by far the most common and proven carcinogen for humans. Tobacco smoke contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds, 43 of which are known carcinogens.

Smoking causes a number of diseases, the most important of which are: chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, manifested by the permanent loss of their function, cardiovascular diseases (coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular arteriosclerosis) and cerebral circulation disorders (strokes).

On a special place among the diseases connected with smoking, there are malignant neoplasms. First of all, it is cancer of the lung, esophagus, larynx and oral cavity, cancer of the bladder and pancreas, cancer of the kidney, stomach, breast, cervix, nasal cavity is also causally related to tobacco consumption.

The risk of malignant neoplasms directly depends on the following factors: the number of cigarettes smoked per day, the age at which smoking started, and the "length of service" of smoking. The risk of developing cancer is significantly higher among those who begin to smoke regularly at adolescence. Smoking cessation even in middle age allows not only to avoid the further increased risk of smoking-induced cancer, but also to reduce it sharply, and the positive effect of quitting smoking at an earlier age is even more obvious. Refusal of smoking - is today the most effective means to reduce morbidity and mortality from malignant neoplasms.