A member of the Duma Committee on health protection, the psychiatrist, the psychiatrist Boris Mendelevich proposed to include treatment for nicotine dependence in the policy of obligatory free medical insurance. It is reported by RIA Novosti.
“Around the world, including in Russia, nicotine addiction recognized as a disease. Therefore, such patients should be exactly the same as all the rest,” said the doctor. He also noted that because of the current anti-Smoking measures in the country has significantly decreased the number of smokers.
According to Mendelevich, clinics need to work primarily on disease prevention. Must be implemented a certain system of assessment of efficiency of medical institutions, mentioned the existence in smokers of one or another chronic disease caused by the habit.
The psychiatrist also stressed that any such measures will operate only when addicted to bad habits will offer an alternative. For example, equip a Playground or will reimburse the cost of season tickets in the fitness room.
Previously, scientists have shown a link Smoking with various mutations and cancer. It was found that the toxins produced during Smoking of cigarettes cause damage to DNA.
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