The number of people who have quit smoking in the last year after attending a group intervention at a health centre has doubled

Jun 2, 2024 | Featured, Interview, Portada, Revista Lloseta, Thursday Daily Bulletin, Tradition, Writter

Primary Care of Mallorca has prepared a campaign to disseminate on social networks on the occasion of the XXV Smoke-free Week

Primary Care of Mallorca has managed to double the number of people who quit smoking in 2023, compared to 2022, after participating in a smoking cessation group in health centres throughout Mallorca. These are group interventions to quit smoking (with the accompaniment and advice of health professionals) that are offered in the health centres of Mallorca to all those people who are considering quitting smoking. Thus, in 2022, a total of 91 smokers managed to give up the habit at the end of the group therapy. This figure rose to 184 people in 2023.

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The number of people who have quit smoking in the last year

Precisely in 2023, 38 smoking cessation treatment groups were set up in 24 health centres in Mallorca. These groups brought together a total of 667 patients, of whom 184 have managed to quit smoking.

This week is the 25th No Smoking Week, which culminates on Friday with World No Tobacco Day (31 May). This initiative, which is part of the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (SEMFYC), is organised this year with the slogan ‘Zero emissions in your lungs too’.

Primary Care of Mallorca participates in this Smoke-Free Week with its commitment to promote health with a campaign that will be disseminated on social networks with the aim of raising awareness and motivating all those people who can not quit smoking or who have tried several times. These are testimonies of people who show that it is not the time or the number of attempts that matter, but the intention and commitment to oneself to give up smoking as many times as necessary until it is finally achieved.

The prevention and fight against smoking has been one of the commitments of the Primary Care Management of Mallorca for decades. In this sense, among other initiatives, numerous group and individual interventions have been carried out to stop smoking and informative community prevention activities to raise awareness among the population about the importance of a smoke-free life. Primary Care in Mallorca also has referents in each health centre who advise and provide the necessary tools to tackle smoking.