November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015 with support of UMSA the Scientific Society of the School of Medicine and the Department of Human and Animal Physiology of V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University had a project dedicated to the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). Every third Thursday of November annually in the majority of countries of the world the World No Tobacco Day is celebrated. It was established by the American Cancer Society in 1977.
Today there are 1.5 billion smokers; WHO reported more than 25 diseases (cardiovascular, pulmonary and cancer) that are aggravated by effects of smoking.
Verification of vital lung capacity was carried out among 70 students. The event attracted the interest of many people, and therefore, informing about the threats of smoking as a destructive addiction for medical students will be a regular!