Quit smoking in Chile: How do we look in front of the rest of Latin America?

There is no doubt that regulations prohibiting tobacco use in Chile have managed to reduce their consumption, but how is the situation of those who have tried to quit smoking in Chile and often have limited their alternatives when abandoning this unhealthy Habit?A report published in 2018 by the Ministry of Health based on the latest National Health Survey revealed that nearly half of smokers have tried to quit tobacco in the past 12 months.

This was the first time he was asked about the intention to quit in the last year, and among occasional and daily smokers, 49.8% said they did. There was no significant difference between men and women, but by age.

Of all the groups surveyed, it is adults aged 24 to 44 who most refer to the attempt (52%), followed by those over 65 years of age (46.5%).Currently, there is no official program to quit smoking, as is the case in other countries in the region. This means that those looking to quit should turn to private professional help or institutions such as NGOs that help in the process by providing assistance.

Smoking in Latin America and Vaping as a Solution

The Latin American country that ranks first with the highest smoking rate in the region is Bolivia with almost 40% of the population, according to WHO.

Second is Chile with a smoking rate of 37%. And in third place is Cuba, with 35%.It is clear that being the second most smoking country in Latin America is no source of pride and that is why it is important that it is legislated for a legal use of vaping devices, whose effectiveness for smoking cessation therapies has already been demonstrated in countries such as the Kingdom United Kingdom and THE U.S.

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