translated from Spanish: Sinaloa low levels of tobacco use

Sinaloa is ranked sixth nationally with lower prevalence in tobacco use, said Cristhian Aldo Muñoz Madrid, head of the State Commission for Prevention and Treatment against Addictions (CEPTCA). The official announced that our state has improved in the reduction of tobacco consumption, which is the drug of initiation of addictions. The most tobacco-consuming population, on average, are adults on a productive stage. ” Civil society and government should be added to this issue. We have improved by an average of up to ten places in an average of two and a half years and that helps us to continue to credit smoke-free spaces, he said. The owner of CEPTCA indicated that around 80 smoke-free spaces are credited per year, surpassing the established goal. As far as the administration has been accredited 820 spaces, focusing mainly on schools, restaurants, auditoriums.

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This has helped us a lot in the state, so that this goes in decline, so that we have better results

World Day 
On May 31st the World Day without tobacco is celebrated, so the Ministry of Health, through the State Commission for the treatment and Control of addictions, will carry out a series of activities, which began yesterday at the Autonomous University of Occident ( UAdeO), with a conference aimed at students, called: “Life Project, Changing Paradigms”, with the aim of raising awareness among young people about tobacco use. Trucking campaign
As part of the awareness-raising strategy, a campaign was held to eliminate public transport users from smoking on trucks. The strategy started from the month of April and will continue to reach the entire state. Muñoz Madrid indicated that as part of the program are sticking decals, are dealt leaflets and is given talk to the driver, for when a user comes up with a cigar, ask him to turn it off. The owner of CEPTCA said that he contributes with the State Highway and Transport Directorate for when a driver is positive in the antidoping go to the primary care centers in addictions for rehabilitation. He said it’s not fair for a driver to lose his job, but to rehabilitate. Although the exact figure is not known that the direction of the highway turns to the centers, on average they are up to 20 drivers.

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