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‘Nakhon Phanom Provincial Public Health Office’ organizes a forum to learn lessons move forward ‘Tobacco-Alcohol Control Operations’ | ThaiPR.NET


health21 Nov. ’23 13:342023-11-21

Tuesday 21 November 2023 at 10.09 a.m. Dr. Preeda Worahan, Public Health Doctor of Nakhon Phanom Province Assigned Dr. Kittichet Theerakulpongwet Acting expert doctor (Preventive Medicine) Deputy Public Health Doctor, Nakhon Phanom Province Chaired the opening meeting of network partners. To extract lessons from tobacco control operations and alcoholic beverages for the year 2023 at Thepworamuni meeting room Nont Phanom Provincial Public Health Conference Center

in the current situation The problems of chronic non-communicable diseases are all caused by cigarettes and alcohol. For Nakhon Phanom Province Consumption of cigarettes and alcohol There is a trend of increasing Found more new smokers meeting to drink. Because of easy access causing more health hazards Diseases that are commonly found from the use of cigarettes and alcohol include cancer, heart disease and atherosclerosis. Cigarettes are the number one risk factor. and problems from consuming alcohol and driving vehicles It causes traffic accidents. Quarrels, theft, and if psychiatric drug patients also drink alcohol, they often cause violence to society and their families.

Dr. Kittichet Theerakulpongwet Acting expert doctor (Preventative Medicine) Deputy Public Health Doctor of Nakhon Phanom Province said that the results of the screening of drug and alcohol consumers of the population aged 15 years and over in Nakhon Phanom Province in 2023 were 51.24 percent and 49.07 percent, respectively, and there was consumer information. increase in number It can be seen that the search for smokers and drinkers is still much less than the target. This makes it less likely to bring drinkers and smokers into treatment. Protection against new drinkers and smokers is not yet comprehensive. causing more health problems Community protection Creating a community safe from cigarettes and alcohol is therefore important. This lesson learned meeting It will be brainstorming to find problems. and exchange knowledge Prototype space that is an example of operations This will be used for planning and as a guideline for operations in the following year.

Incidentally, for the topic of the network partner meeting To extract lessons this time, it consists of a summary of the results of operations to control tobacco products and alcoholic beverages in 2023 and a model for successful control of alcoholic beverages in the community. In the afternoon, the group was divided into groups. Exchange knowledge and extract lessons to summarize problems and obstacles in operations.

Source: Nakhon Phanom Provincial Public Health Office

Nakhon Phanom Provincial Public Health Office

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