Maria Tobacco. Russia has had great success in the battle with Smoking and in ensuring safety on the roads, according to the report of European regional Bureau of world health organization (who).
The world health organization concluded that the health status of inhabitants in the EU has improved significantly, the number of early deaths has declined.
"This report shows pleasing progress. Member States working on the implementation of the policy in 2020 (In 2012, all 53 member state in the who European region adopted Health 2020 - a new General framework of European policy in the field of healthcare - ed.) and we are beginning to see real progress. However there remains a risk that the achievements will be in vain if the level of consumption of tobacco and alcohol will remain at the current level. This is most true for young men who have not the opportunity to reside as much as their grandparents ", commented the conclusions of the experts who Director for Europe doctor Suzanne Jacob.
the report notes that the main factors that adversely affect length of life and health of the people, are alcohol, tobacco and obesity. While the European region has the highest numbers of alcohol and tobacco consumption in the world, and the prevalence of overweight and obesity only slightly behind the countries of America.
"most great achievements in reducing tobacco use has reached Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine, a significant decrease has Also reached certain Western European countries. Measures to reduce alcohol consumption, such as supervision of access to alcohol-containing products and the prices, Also not quickly bring results, " the Authors report.
According to the authors of the report, Europe is currently on track to reduce the rate of premature deaths each year 1, 5% by 2020." This means that the number of people dying prematurely from cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases has been steadily declining, " say the report Authors.
It is also noted that the decline in the number of deaths from external causes, such as accidents and suicides." The most significant reduction is observed in the Eastern part of the region, the most in Estonia, Latvia, Russia and Ukraine. In Russia the death rate in traffic accidents decreased by 20% over the last ten years, due to measures such as the modernization of road infrastructure, ensuring compliance by drivers of traffic regulations and strengthening traffic monitoring ", - the Authors of the report.
The authors of the report draw attention to the fact that almost all the population of Europe is protected with vaccinations against a number of diseases, in 2012 this figure reached 95, 4%.
While the experts stress that it is important to take into account the fact that as long as there remain serious differences between European countries on a range of indicators, from the magnitude of infant mortality rates and to life expectancy. A more accurate analysis prevents different levels of accountability demonstrated in the country.