Dangers of Smoking

British researchers have shown that the most important advice on health, which usually give the parents for their children – namely, not to smoke – best achieves its purpose when the counselors are the same children. More than one-fifth can decrease the number of children addicted to this pernicious habit, when the most influential students on a specially designed program “educate” their peers, telling them about the dangers of smoking. If a similar technique to apply across the country, according to estimates, the number of smoking adolescents aged 14-15 years, may be reduced by 43,000 people a year. Today time is not established whether smoking schoolchildren because it makes their friends or because they are already smoking teens have an impact on a group of individuals having a predisposition to smoking. But it is clear that the influence of adolescents each other can have a positive tone, this property is only necessary to properly manage.

This is confirmed by research conducted by scientists at Bristol and Cardiff universities. In the experiment, lasted 2 years, was attended by 11 thousand students aged 12-13 years, only 59 schools were covered by the south-west England (otherwise referred to as the West Country). In this case, half the schools with the assistance of students were selected by the most influential adolescents who were to become advocates of their kind. The remaining schools were in the control group. During the two-day training conducted outside the school, where teachers talked about the dangers of smoking and the benefits of abandoning it, as well as taught the skills of these conversations, followed by four workshops in school.

Supporters, among whom were current smokers were asked to learning skills specified under the condition that they quit smoking. To deepen your understanding Tobias Menzies is the source. During the next two and a half months, the task was to persuade supporters of his friends in the benefits of quitting so that they threw it up. It worked. In schools where the program was implemented with the help of teenagers, once as its end the number of students wishing to smoke decreased by 25% compared with the schools, which are within the experimental control group. The effect has been confirmed, although it decreased slightly with time. Thus, a year later the number of students who quit smoking, 23% two years later – 15%. In order to verify whether the children smoked it all the time, they had taken samples of saliva, as well as surveys conducted. The results were published in British medical journal Lancet. Judging by the fact that over 90% of participants in the program (and that students and teachers) give her positive feedback, and none dropped out of school does not participate in its implementation, can suggest that this program can successfully develop. Enrolment in schools was very varied, and the program was equally good effect on smokers and those who have never smoked. Authors program emphasizes that the prevention of smoking among youth has successfully prevented the development of most diseases, one way or another connected with it. However, if a person has smoked, the most difficult to quit this activity is people with low status and income. Thus, according to developers, should focus attention on prevention of smoking in adolescence, rather than deal with the consequences of harmful habits. Such an approach will contribute to uniformity with regard to the health of rich and poor citizens.

Mariano Cabrero Barcena

The idiosyncrasies of each country is different: Madrid is not Paris or New York. Perhaps, what is good for the Netherlands is not for Spain. Source: Bill Frissell. The legality of certain toxic substances would accept Spanish society? I’m talking about Cannabis, to say the least. I think that they are doctors, legalistic, moralistic…, who, in short, have the last word. We must not forget for a moment, although not express it tacitly, our good friends the alcohol and tobacco are genuine drugs in our 21st century, finish to start. And is that cigarettes that are sold – to consume – are authenticated trash to our bodies (Incidentally, that 95% of what smoking has, without a doubt, are substances harmful to the human body: not only in the long term, but short.) Once nicotine enters our lungs never ever leaves.

And more: all have knowledge that smoking cigarettes – its nicotine and other components chemical-, are responsible for the sudden infant death -boys and girls – if their mothers consume cigarettes during pregnancy. Alcohol we can say as much, and possibly more serious, given that young people – girls and boys – ranging between 10 and 12 years and older, affluent enough, during all weekends consume alcohol – enough – so that even one of them, lost their consciences… Of course, causing the corresponding dislikes father and family members when they are called to hospitals and clinics where you’ve been treated as a consequence of his State of intoxication. Sad desolation!, because one is also is father and… We have finished speaking of legal drugs. And well known is that alcohol and tobacco are certainly authentic drugs, and they also kill. It is well known that smoking during pregnancy is harmful to the fetus that lives in the belly of the mothers – our daughters of Eve. And here we can include sudden infant death syndrome, associated to the multiple factors that are associated with the latter, and whose main cause of the same we must include nicotine.

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University

Also members of the hard hearing associations for individual talks and personal exchange available at an accompanying info fair. The HoRmobil of the DSB interested parties can let free to test your hearing. And last but not least, many cochlear implant makers involved in the event, give insights into their personal experiences at the CI-rehabilitation. The event will be moderated by the TV journalist Georg Holzach (including hr-Boulevard magazine main tower”). For hearing impaired visitors the Organizer provides free headphones with infra red receiver to borrow. All lectures, discussions, and interviews to the reading on screens are projected during the event. We hope that our Frankfurt listening day encounters a large response, as we already to many places everywhere in Germany were able to experience”, so once again Durdane Erseker. All interested parties are cordially invited.

We want to recommend especially those who can not hear or understand despite hearing aid, to attend the event.” The Frankfurter listening day I want to hear!”will take place on Saturday 21 September 2013, in the time from 9:30 to 14:30. The venue is the University Hospital at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Theodor-Stern-Kai 7, House 22 (next to the main entrance), 66590 Frankfurt / Main. There is parking on the clinic grounds. Please use the tram lines 12, 15 or 21 to travel by public transport. Participation in the event not required is free, registration.

“ENT editorial note for more information about the event at or at I want to hear!” which is the name of an initiative, the both beyond the hearing improvement at profound hearing loss to complete deafness tells as also on listen implants that help those people, where hearing aids offer no sufficient understanding. In part he initiative ICH want to hear”information events are regularly organised for sufferers, family members and friends in various regions. For more information, see.