The majority of Russian doctors are smokers who set a bad example to their patients. About it as transfers “Interfax”, said Deputy Minister of health of the Russian Federation Tatyana Yakovleva.

“Unfortunately, 62% of physicians in Russia smokes in contrast to Europe, where Smoking 3% of physicians”, – said Yakovlev. The corresponding statement she made at the Moscow VI all-Russian Congress of patients.

This event is held since 2010. In 2015 it is dedicated to the development of health, reported on the official websiteof the event.

The other day in the Ministry of health once again reported on the success in the fight against Smoking. So, according to the head of Department Veronika Skvortsova, as a result of the implementation in Russia of anti-Smoking campaign in the country for the first time in the last 25 years has decreased the level of tobacco consumption by 17%.

Also, according to her, decreased alcohol consumption, increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. The mortality rate in Russia was reduced more than twice. Positive dynamics is also noted in the demographic sphere, said the Minister at the last days of the II Russian-Armenian forum on health care, reports the websiteof the Ministry of health.

Note that serious about the success of anti-Smoking campaign Ministry of health reported in late February. However, the poll then showed that for the year the proportion of Russians has not changed much 34% in 2015 vs. 35% in 2014.

The fight against Smoking in Russia began in 2013. Then was adopted the law on health protection of citizens from exposure to tobacco smoke and consequences of tobacco use. At first it was no Smoking at stadiums, in schools, universities, hospitals, shops, playgrounds, as well as in elevators, airplanes and gas stations. In addition, they prohibited the advertising of tobacco.

From 1 June 2014 the Russians have banned Smoking in trains, railway stations, hotels, cafes and restaurants.

In September 2015 it was reportedthat from October 14th it will be illegal to smoke on the streets, except in designated places. The full force of the “anti-Smoking” law will be effective from 2017.

In September, the world health organization (who) has praised Russia for its fight against Smoking. A recent opinion poll conducted by the public opinion Foundation, showed that most Russians, including smokers, approve of the “anti-Smoking” law. However, many doubt their effectiveness.

According to sociologists, one third of smokers still violates the ban. And deputies have already thought over the ban hookahs.

Earlier, the German scientists calculated that smokers overall cost to the taxpayers is cheaper than non-citizens, as die on average five years earlier, reported the website of DW. And in the U.S., where Smoking about 18% of adults, found that 9% of health expenditure could have been avoided if not for the Smoking.

Recently in the USA there is a tendency to reduce the number of smokers among school students. At the same time, studies have shown that quit Smoking cigarettes, teenagers are switching to marijuana. About this in October, reported the American Center for control and prevention of diseases (CDC). So, according to him, the share of fans of cigarettes among youths in the States declined from 1997 to 2013 from 20.5% to 7.4% and the share of fans of marijuana increased from 4.2% to 10.2%.

More than 60% of Russian medical personnel were smokers, recognized in the Ministry of health 12.11.2015

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