Navigation Links
Concern Over High Smoking Rates Among Young

The on-going Shanghai International Forum on a Healthy City has raised concern over the high prevalence of smoking among specific groups such as young people, specially females, lower socio-economic and indigenous groups.// Smoking, which still remains one of the leading cause of preventable death, has the dubious distinction of affecting all the systems from head to foot.

Li Xinjian, Director of the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Prevention and Control asserts that Shanghai still leads the way in terms of the number of adult male tobacco-users, and more young people and females are joining-in.

The average smoking-rate among local people is 25.57 %, made-up mostly of tobacco users in the suburbs, while, 50.61 % of male citizens smoke frequently. Of local nicotine-addicts, 35.53 % are aged from 40 - 44; about 30 % from 30 - 49 and over 30 % are female.

The situation is alarming, since it has been observed that 14.08 % of males and 9.90 % of females start in their teens, and some are even younger than that. Smoking is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. It has been linked to a number of psychiatric disorders, including mood disorders, schizophrenia and substance disorders, among others.

Early smoking is shown to increase the risk for emergence of certain anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), and that presence of certain anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety) increases the risk for later development of nicotine dependence. There is thus, need for a strong resolve in the community to combat this habit, and strict control measures on smoking and the use of tobacco are required.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Vision Loss Due To Diabetic Retinopathy a Major Cause Of Concern
2. Scientists Concerned Over Increasing Malfunction Of Heart Devices
3. Botched Abortions Trigger Concern Over Legal Ambiguity In Britain
4. Mysterious Death Of Seabirds Triggers Bird Flu Concern
5. Cancer-causing Property Of Teflon Leaves US Regulators Concerned
6. Reports Of New Bird Flu Outbreak In China Raise Concerns
7. KGMCTA Condemns False Report, Concerning Death of a Boy
8. Oral Cancer Cases Causing Concern
9. Beauty parlours Cause for Concern
10. Parents Concerned About Pesticide And Cancer Risk To Babies
11. Presence Of Live Avian Flu Is A Cause Of Concern: Scientists
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Georgia State University ... specialty academic programs. , Answering to the increasing demand for curricular specializations, the ... law, and environmental and land use law. ,  , “The demand for lawyers ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... The Woodlands at John Knox ... new model of care for living and healing, celebrated its grand opening, today. The ... a Real Home provided by Empowered Staff. , “This is an incredibly fulfilling time ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... MadgeTech will be showcasing its line of ... Warner, New Hampshire at the MadgeTech headquarters. With products sold in more than 100 ... government agencies, including NASA. , In 2012, NASA strategically set up 17 RHTemp101A ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... ... An April Gallup survey found rising health care costs to be the top ... Living (SHSL) may not share those same worries thanks to a new bundled ... while holding the line on increasing their contributions, including premiums, deductibles and the portions ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... ... May 26, 2016 , ... Leadership ... solutions, today announced the organization has earned its ISO 13485 certification, indicating the ... compliant with all rules and policies associated with ISO quality standard 13485. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/27/2016)... , May 27, 2016 ... the Dario™ Diabetes Management Tool, today announced that the Company,s ... the Marcum MicroCap Conference being held June 1-2 in ... Invitational, being held June 7-9 in Los Angeles, ... will discuss recent corporate and operational milestones, including the U.S. ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... Amarantus BioScience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQX: AMBS), ... Neurology and Orphan Diseases, today announced that President & CEO ... conferences: SeeThru Equity MicroCap Conference   ... City , NY When: Tuesday, May 31 st ... Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42 nd ...
(Date:5/26/2016)... TARE (Transarterial Radio-embolization) Using ... and Overall Decreased Use of Hospital Resource ... specialist healthcare company, has today announced the publication ... of ISPOR (International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes ... using yttrium-90 glass microspheres is associated with cost ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: