Educational event on "Choose health, not tobacco" held | İСTİMAİ SƏHİYYƏ və İSLAHATLAR MƏRKƏZİ

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22 NOVEMBER 2022

Educational event on "Choose health, not tobacco" held

On November 22, 2022, Public Health and Reforms Center (PHRC) of the Ministry of Health organized an educational event on "Choose health, not tobacco" at school-lyceum complex under Baku Slavic University.

The purpose of the event was to promote a healthy lifestyle among youth, as well as, talk about the dangerous effects of smoking and other harmful habits on health.

An employee of the Public health department of PHRC Narmin Azadova made a presentation and gave detailed information about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and consequences of smoking.

An employee of the Training-resource department of PHRC Aysel Mammadzade, brought to the attention of the participants global smoking report: “More than 8 million people die prematurely yearly from tobacco use. About 1 million are non-smokers who are dying because they are exposed to second-hand smoke”.

It was emphasized once again that harmful habits have a negative impact on both health and the environment, and it is importance to stay away from harmful habits. At the event, questions of participants were answered and educational materials were presented to them.

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