The Axarquía Hospital celebrates the 'Week without Smoke' to encourage the population to quit tobacco

The Axarquía Hospital celebrates the 'Week without Smoke' to encourage the population to quit tobacco

Tobacco is one of the most harmful habits that exist. In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, which mainly affects the respiratory system, the East Malaga-Axarquía Health Area organizes from this Monday, May 25 and until Sunday, May 31, the 'Week Without Smoke in Axarquía', coinciding with the celebration of World No Tobacco Day promoted by WHO worldwide. For this reason, a series of actions have been programmed from the Clinical Management Unit for Prevention, Surveillance and Health Promotion to invite smoking cessation and to establish healthy lifestyle habits that lead to an improvement in the state of health, both for patients and families as well as for professionals

This year the campaign, under the title of 'Smoke Free Week in Axarquía', varies its usual planning of group activities in the centers. Given the limitations established by the coronavirus in terms of the direct participation of patients, their families and professionals in the Area, the activities have been adapted to these circumstances, through the use of different communication channels: social networks and videos and infographics. with the participation of our most expert professionals in the subject: health promotion technicians, professionals from the Clinical Management Unit of Medical Specialties (Pneumology) and primary care medicine and nursing professionals, who w

Since 1988, the 'World No Tobacco Day' has been celebrated, organized by the World Health Organization to raise awareness about the harmful and lethal effects of tobacco consumption and exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke. In the same way the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (SEMFyC) organizes the twenty-first week without smoke, this year with the motto 'How beautiful it is to live ... without smoke', providing through its website , the abandonment of this unhealthy habit, at the same time that it offers resources for users and professionals, inviting to ask for help in the primary care health centers to quit smoking.

At the same time, from the Health Area, in order to improve the accessibility of users in the eastern region to this service, the option of requesting an appointment with the primary care team in charge of helping you to quit smoking is offered through the mailbox 'The Voice of Citizenship' (, hosted on the Area's website ( Once your request has been received, an appointment will be made at your Primary Care Center, as reported by the Board in a statement.

The Health Area is adhered to the Andalusian Network of Health Services and Smoke-Free Spaces (RASSELH), whose mission is to develop a common and coordinated comprehensive strategy for the promotion of health, prevention, control and treatment of smoking. This RASSELH marks an annual training plan to improve the skills of healthcare personnel and offer the best help to patients with specific pathologies to quit smoking. In addition, the East Health Area of ??Malaga Axarquía has an active surveillance plan to ensure compliance with the regulations on non-smoking throughout the hospital grounds. In this sense, there is signage, exterior and interior, that recalls this prohibition,

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