World No Tobacco day. Strategies for smoking prevention: primary care initiatives
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Las Olivas Primary Care Center, Madrid, Spain
Publication date: 2018-06-13
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Luz Divina Barrios Garcia   

Las Olivas Primary Care Center, Madrid, Spain
Tob. Prev. Cessation 2018;4(Supplement):A168
- To inform our community of World no tobacco day and the harmful effects of its consumption. - To prevent smoking in Primary Education. - To offer help to quit smoking. - To involve the intersectoral agents.

- Drawing contest to prevent smoking under the motto: "How healthy living without smoking is". - Broadcasting colloquium in radio stations. We inform about the interventions that are carried out, the harmful effects of smoking and the available resources to quit smoking. -Information table in Primary Care Centers: brochures, bookmarks, motivational posters, brief health advice, the Fageström test and Prochaska stage on smokers (previous broadcast on local stations and registration). - Intersectoral agents were implied.

- The community was informed about World no tobacco day and harmful effects on radio stations( survey 490 patiens 58% over 60 ) - 1.937 children took part. Drawings were awarded and displayed in the primary care center. - 996 people asked for information (382 medium-high nicotine-dependent smokers). According to Prochaska: 10% pre-contemplation 31% contemplation 12% preparation 9% action. - 439 people requested detoxification (total abstinence: 239; consumption reduction: 68; relapses: 32). -To prevent smoking (quality indicator primary care nurses and doctors 96% in 2015 and 100% in 2016) - It was possible to involve all the intersectoral agents:the educative community, the town hall, a public health technician, The Tajo Hospital , the local Primary Care centers.

With these interventions our population knows us, listens to us on the radio, encourages us to go on doing these initiatives, expresses its gratitude for having helped them to quit smoking and it gives visibility to Primary Care staff. Children enjoy watching their drawings and help their relatives to quit smoking. The educational community encourages us to make the contest.

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