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The City Council joins the campaign of the World Health Organization (WHO) to celebrate World No Snuff (30/05/2016)

As every year, the City of Totana from the Municipal Drug Addiction Prevention Service joins the campaign World Health Organization (WHO) to celebrate World No Snuff, May 31.

The same day snuff information shall be provided in the Information Point to be located in front of City Hall.

This year 2016, WHO focuses World Day without Snuff in pushing the neutral or generic packaging products snuff

Australia was the first country to apply the neutral packaging in 2012, and this year will be implemented in Ireland, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Northern France.

In the Region of Murcia the data of the last European Health Survey in Spain 2014 show that snuff remains a major problem since 28.4% of the population smokes well on a daily basis (25.6%) or occasional (2.9%), and the even greater consumption in men (30.5%) than women (26.3%) and higher than the national average (25.4%) in the case of women (20 ,5%).

Compared to previous data a downward trend in consumption of snuff is observed in the case of men, not in women in a slight increase is observed.

As for exposure to environmental smoke Snuff, the survey shows that 16.9% of people are exposed in closed places in our region.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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