Can Miguel Delibes change the opinion about tobacco?
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Universidad Francisco Marroquín, Guatemala
Colegio María Auxiliadora, Zaragoza, Spain
Hospital San Pedro, Logroño, Spain
Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
Publication date: 2018-06-13
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2018;4(Supplement):A162
Miguel Delibes (1920-2010) was a Spanish writer. Between his books we highlight the short-story “El Primer Pitillo”. In this tale, the author describes the happiness of smoking again after two weeks without having done it. The investigation will realize a poll on the students of the Centro Universitario Ciudad Vieja (Guatemala) about their opinions on tobacco. After that, the students will read Delibes` tale. At the end, the students have to complete the same poll once again.

The results of the first poll show how little awareness there is in Guatemala about the tobacco and its effects. However it is striking to see how the answers against tobacco of the first poll turn in the second poll into more permissive answers after having read the short-story. There is a huge difference between the rich and poor regions in Guatemala and their students’ awareness on this subject. Because of this the students from poor region have a more favourable opinion about tobacco and their answers vary more after reading “El primer Pitillo”.
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