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:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... The Valentine’s Season is famous for gift giving with flowers, ... that they are loved. This year, for more than 5.6 million Americans suffering with ... won't be enough to remind them of the lives they’ve led and the people they’ve ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Steve Helwig & Associates Insurance & ... community enrichment program, has teamed up with Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse in support ... abuse. To support all those victimized by the fear of violence in their own ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... AUSTIN (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... Remember ... next time. , According to Perry A~, author of “Calcium Bentonite Clay” the ... a key role in balancing and detoxifying the body. , A former motivational speaker, ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... this important news! AHCC and the Home Health and Hospice ICD-10 Transition Workgroup ... for official ICD coding guidance and clarifications, to address concerns over the use ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... According to research by ... require dental technicians to be certified or obtain continuing education. To increase patient ... “What’s In Your Mouth?” campaign to inform dentists and patients about the possible ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... PALO ALTO, Calif. , Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... manufacturing, and Kodiak Sciences Inc., a biopharmaceutical company designing ... disease, announced today agreements for the clinical supply of ... material at multiple sites, including Slough (UK), Visp (CH) ... --> Retinal diseases, such as age-related macular ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... -- Aoxing Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AXN) today announced that ... 31, 2015, the Company achieved revenue of $8,195,839, a 27% ... in fiscal 2015. --> --> ... 2016 was $2,068,635, or $.03 per share, up 265% from ... the Q2 of fiscal year 2015. Gross margin for the ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Pa. , Feb. 8, 2016  Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" ... and supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, today announced that ... six months ended December 31, 2015 after market close on ... scheduled a conference call to discuss these financial results.    ... Unilife Corporation --> About Unilife Corporation ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: