China News Service, Beijing, June 1st (Reporter Li Yanan) "One of the prominent problems in my country's tobacco control is that the overall smoking rate has fallen by 10% over the past 40 years, but the smoking rate among teenagers and women has also increased in recent years." Academician Wang Chen, vice president of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and president of the Peking Union Medical College of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, pointed out at the "Smokeless For Tomorrow" charity event held in Beijing on the 31st that if China can truly implement effective tobacco control, it is expected to be in 2050 It can prevent nearly 13 million people in our country from dying from smoking.
May 31, 2020 is the 33rd "World No Tobacco Day", under the guidance of the Healthy China Action Tobacco Control Working Group, sponsored by the National Center for Respiratory Disease Clinical Research, China Health Education Center, etc., Beijing Medical Smoking Control Association The “Tobacco and Lung Cancer” public welfare video co-organized by the Committee and Roche Pharmaceuticals China and the launch meeting of the Douyin Public Welfare Challenge of “No Tobacco for Tomorrow, 99 Recruitment of Second-hand Smoke” was held in Beijing.
Wang Chen said at the kick-off meeting that smoking cessation is the most effective way to improve health, avoid premature death and prolong lifespan. Smoking will reduce the average lifespan of ten years, and the earlier the smoking lasts, the longer the duration will be. . Smoking is the most important risk factor for health, and quitting smoking is the most effective direct means of preventing and avoiding diseases. "For everyone, not smoking, and admonishing people around them to quit smoking, are important health choices."
Mao Qun'an, director of the Department of Planning, Development and Informatization of the National Health and Health Commission, emphasized: "To further strengthen the publicity of the hazards of traditional tobacco and e-cigarettes, it is necessary to use popular forms and contents that people can understand, learn, and use. Make good use of the general prescription of social co-governance, create a new pattern of tobacco control for the government, society, and individuals to jointly build, co-administer, and jointly promote the construction of a healthy China. "
Director of China Health Education Center Li Changning said: "Youth is a key stage in the development of healthy behaviors. The theme of this year's No Tobacco Day is to protect young people from the harm of tobacco. Popularizing the harm of smoking and advocating a smoke-free environment is an important part of citizen health education. .To promote the public, especially young people, to fully understand the serious hazards of smoking and 'second-hand smoke' exposure requires the joint efforts of the whole society. "
Academician He Jie, director of the National Cancer Center and director of the Cancer Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said: "About 1/4 of cancer deaths in China are related to smoking each year. The" Healthy China 2030 "plan outlines the overall 5-year survival rate of cancer by 2030 The important goal of raising 15% 'is that smoking and smoking control are one of the most direct and effective means to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer and achieve the goal of Healthy China 2030. "
Professor Cheng Ying, deputy chairman of the Chinese Society of Clinical Oncology, chairman of the Small Cell Lung Cancer Professional Committee, and secretary of the Party Committee of the Jilin Cancer Hospital, said, "Lung cancer is particularly closely related to tobacco, and 98% of small cell lung cancer is related to smoking or second-hand smoke exposure. In the past 30 years, the 5-year survival rate of small cell lung cancer is less than 2%. But if you quit smoking for 5 to 9 years, the risk of small cell lung cancer can be reduced by 43%. "
To this end, this year ’s World No Tobacco Day specifically released the "Tobacco and Lung Cancer" public welfare advertising film, in a visual way, appealing to the public to stay away from tobacco, guard the tree of life, and create a healthy tomorrow.
According to reports, the "# 99 Recruitment of Second-hand Smoke-Douyin Charity Challenge" was also launched at this conference. The challenge was held from May 31 to June 28. The public can search for topic # 99 trick to reject second-hand smoke, record a creative short video showing rejection of second-hand smoke, upload and "@World Health Organization Quit Smoking and Respiratory Disease Prevention Cooperation Center "participate. In the end, 30 winners will be contested based on topic relevance and interactive ranking.
Professor Xiao Dan, deputy director of the Respiratory Center of the China-Japan Friendship Hospital, director of the Center for Tobacco Diseases and Quitting, and Secretary-General of the China Quit Smoking Alliance, said: "Adolescents are often at a stage of high curiosity, and 'enthusiastic imitation' has led to a further surge in smoking groups in China Quitting smoking is also more difficult. Simple non-smoking popular science education is often difficult to 'touch' them. This year, we have joined forces to jointly launch the '# 99 Recruit Second-hand Smoke' Douyin Charity Challenge and use the short video sharing platform to target the younger generation The influence of "combining" fun social "and" public advocacy "to strengthen the" second-hand smoke social intervention ", calling on the majority of young people to actively participate in the construction of smoke-free environment." (End)