Five smoking cessation clinics operate in Unión de Reyes municipality with the purpose of supporting the actions of the national program for the prevention and control of smoking.
Madelaidis Díaz Cobián, head of the municipal department of health promotion and disease prevention, explained to the local press that this service is offered by a multidisciplinary team consisting in the majority of cases by psychologists, physiatrists, specialists in Natural and Traditional Medicine, physiotherapy technicians and other professionals duly trained.
By means of different group techniques, the health personnel evaluate the individual characteristics of each patient and develop a personalized strategy that allows the abandonment of this bad habit that causes respiratory, cardiovascular and cancer diseases. In women, reproductive disorders are added to these complications.
Smoking is the leading avoidable cause of death in the world. The World Health Organization has estimated five million deaths annually, a figure that could double in a short time to continue the current trend of consumption.