Today, 31 in May, marks the World Day Against Smoking. In order to help the health and non-health workers of the Department of Health of Dénia to quit tobacco and acquire healthier habits, a smoking cessation program has been launched for its professionals.
For this, Marina Salud finances its professionals the cost of the medication prescribed in the consultation with the specialist to help stop smoking.
Dr. Miguel Ángel Císcar, pulmonologist at the Dénia Department of Health, points out that "It is a great initiative that shows the commitment that the Organization has with its professionals. In 2018, 24 people have benefited, the vast majority of them have quit tobacco or have significantly reduced cigarette consumption."
Smoking in Primary Care
Dr. Mª Carmen Estruch Vidal, specialist in Family and Community Medicine of the Integrated Health Center (CSI) of Jávea and Head of Studies of the Department of Health of Denia, also launched, in 2014, a consultation of help for the cessation of smoking directed to patients that is developing in this CSI, with an important acceptance regarding the number of users who want quit smoking and perform it.
Also Dr. Fernando Silva, specialist in Family and Community Medicine and tutor of family residents in the health center of Pego launched, in 2017, a consultation of smoking cessation aimed at patients in the basic area of CS Pego i les Valls.
Smoking cessation workshops
The Spanish Association against Cancer organizes workshops on smoking cessation for patients of the Department of Health of Dénia or other people who are interested.
The training has a success rate of 70-80% and is divided into 10 sessions, a weekly session of approximately one hour and a half. During the workshops psychological aspects related to addiction are addressed, offering motivation tools to facilitate the process of smoking cessation.