23 November 2018 – 03:58.
However, the prevalence of current tobacco use in young people (13-15 years) decreased from 18.3% in 2002 to 7.8% in 2017.
Non-communicable diseases endanger the progress towards the success of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which results in a 20% reduction in early deaths due to NCDs.
Approximately 600,000 people were registered in the National Preventive Health Census, and impressive results were achieved: 36% of people had arterial hypertension, 14% had diabetes mellitus; 38% of dyslipidemias and obesity and 40% of excess weight.
These diseases make a heavy payment for the Panamanian State and families by increasing out-of-pocket spending and economic losses associated with a reduction in productivity.
To promote the prevention of tobacco consumption in our population and to raise awareness through continuing education for our experts, we organize the II International Multidisciplinary Non-Communicable Smoking and Non-Communicable Diseases Congress, which aims to train our employees, to develop the knowledge and skills of health personnel for the comprehensive management of smoking, prevention and control of thousands (1000). technical and three hundred (300) administrative.
During this scientific meeting, parallel actions will be taken to encourage interest in quitting tobacco users.
Photography Contest, Painting Competition, Clinical Case Competition, Research Studies Competition, Troubadour Competition, Contest to create awareness in society about the harm of smoking in people with activities such as Regional Stand has worked under the slogan in all these congresses "Tobacco cuts hearts, health selects".
The Ministry of Health has endeavored to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases, where the control of risk factors such as salt, sugar and junk food is a national priority.
In accordance with this struggle, sugary drinks and junk food arrangements are applied in school kiosks.
We also have to apply the pre-labeling of food and tax regulations to progress against Social Conduction Disorders in our National Plan, approximately 4.1 million deaths per year, excess salt / sodium
More than half of the 3.3 million deaths attributable to alcohol consumption stem from NCDs, including cancer. 1.6 million deaths a year can be attributed to insufficient physical activity.
Currently, the prevalence of tobacco use in young people (13 to 15 years) in Panama was 18.3 in 2002 and 7.8% in 2017. The prevalence of smoking in 2017 was estimated to be 3.9%. Without statistically significant differences between boys and girls.
Also, exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke has shown significant reductions in both home and public areas.