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Turkmenistan has a helpline for citizens with tobacco addiction

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Turkmenistan has a helpline for citizens with tobacco addiction

In Turkmenistan, treatment of tobacco addiction is carried out in nine "Trust" centers operating in Ashgabat and velayats, where anyone can get a free consultation with a specialist on Smoking cessation, the newspaper "Neutral Turkmenistan" reports.

There is also a special "hotline" for anonymous consultation with a single number-118.

In the centers "Trust" there are experienced specialists who will listen anonymously and help with solving the problem of tobacco addiction, will help those who want to quit Smoking and change their lifestyle.

Within the framework of the national program on the implementation of the who framework Convention on tobacco control in Turkmenistan for the period 2017-2021, an action to combat tobacco Smoking is held annually in Turkmenistan from 1 to 31 may. Its plan includes health education among students, students of high school secondary schools, employees of enterprises, ministries and departments for tobacco prevention.

Turkmenistan joined the who framework Convention on tobacco control (FCTC) in May 2011. A national action plan for tobacco control for 2012-2016 has been developed and implemented, a program for the implementation of the who framework Convention on tobacco control in Turkmenistan for the period 2017-2021 is being implemented, and an interdepartmental coordinating Committee on tobacco control has been established. The law of Turkmenistan "On protection of citizens' health from exposure to tobacco smoke and the consequences of tobacco products consumption" is in force.

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