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Smoking in Colombia

Current smoking prevalence in the general population in Colombia has reduced from 20% in 2000 to 9% in 2015, and is projected to decrease further to around 6% by 2025 according to WHO trend estimates. Men's smoking prevalence has decreased the most, from 27% in 2000 to 14% in 2015, and is projected to decrease to around 10% by 2025. Women's current smoking prevalence was lower at 13% in 2000, and decreased to 5% in 2015 with a projected further decrease to around 3% by 2025. The WHO published prevalence trend estimates in tobacco smoking, as shown here, in their 2018 2nd edition report, which show slightly different smoking prevalence to the WHO country profiles. Data for the estimates are not age standardised, and were obtained from WHO databases. The trend lines are projections, not predictions, of future attainment. A projection indicates a likely endpoint if the country maintains its tobacco control efforts at the same level that it has implemented them to date. Therefore the impact of recent interventions could alter the expected endpoint shown in the projection. While the methods of estimation used in the first and second editions of the WHO report are the same, the volume of data available for the second edition is larger i.e. 200 more national surveys. The results presented are therefore more robust than in the first edition.

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February 26, 2019 by eurekalert.org

A gene involved in ADHD could be related to addictive substance use

Some variations in the gene LPHN3 -associated with the attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids and adults- could favour likelihood to smoke, consume alcohol, cannabis and other addictive substances, according to an article [...]

The findings are based on the study of around 2,700 patients -children, adolescents and adults- from the United States, Colombia and Spain, and it will contribute to provide new genetic tools to improve prevention of addictive behaviours in people with ADHD.

August 09, 2018 by komu.com

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center Offers Tobacco Free Program To Help Smokers Quit

Columbia - MU Health Care and the Wellness Resource Center are teaming up Thursday to provide guidance in order to help smokers break the habit. According to MU Health Care, "22.3 percent (1,049,400) of adults in Missouri smoke."The program is 10 weeks long and free of charge. It is vital for helping people live a healthier life.