Tobacco use is recognized as the major cause of lung cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (including bronchitis and emphysema), and causes 1.2 million deaths per year in who European Region (representing 14% of all deaths). Scientific advice by who for the treatment of tobacco dependence on the basis of a large number of evidence of adverse effects of tobacco and passive smoking on the development of cardiovascular diseases, aas with rigor and clearly making efforts to prevent tobacco use and to minimize the prevalence of passive smoking. American Heart Association recommendations for diet and lifestyle changes Quitting smoking dramatically improves the life expectancy for a person of any age and gender. Particular attention to itself drew on smoking in the context of cardiovascular pathology. Smoking – an independent risk factor for stroke, heart attack, peripheral arterial obstructive disease. Smoking is dangerous both as a primary risk factor, and for the development of complications background is formed of chronic diseases. In addition, if a patient with myocardial infarction assigned adequate modern treatment, but the patient continues to smoke, the effectiveness of prescribed therapy reduced to about one-third. 30% – a huge figure.
With such serious pathology cardiologists around the world today, with great difficulty, seek to reduce the absolute risk of 1-2% for this in practice are implemented costly preparations are carried out extensive research is constantly being revised guidelines and standards. At the same time, only stopping smoking gives an enormous advantage, not only in relation to the prevention of heart attack, but also for its treatment. It should be remembered that it was dangerous not only active but also passive smoking. When in the late 90's. in one region of the United States was first introduced a very strict policy prohibiting smoking in public places, already in 2001 in this region noted decrease in risk of myocardial infarction by 30% – this concerns the entire population, not just smokers. In recent years it has been shown that the prevention of "passive" smoking has the same positive effects as cessation of active. These startling results suggest that the extraordinary importance of the fight against smoking, not only for those who smoke, and for the population as a whole. Today there are many different ways to help people quit smoking. We recommend using the 'Easy Way to Stop Smoking' by Allen Carr as one of the safest and most effective techniques.