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THROWING A SMOKING EASY?
In Russia, tobacco first appeared in 1553, under Ivan the Terrible, just half a century after the Spaniard conquistadors adopted the habit of Native Americans
to smoking. But all the kings of the pre-Peter epoch did not encourage smoking. Aleksei Mikhailovich, for example, in 1649 issued a decree, according to which for repeated incrimination of smoking “green tobacco” it was assumed “such people have nostrils and noses cuts. And after torture and punishment, exile to distant cities, so that, looking at it, it was disreputable to do something else. ”
Only in 1698, Peter the Great, traveling around Europe, met Peregrin Osborn (in Russian sources he is often called the Marquis of Carmarthen). This absolutely wonderful person — an admiral, a shipbuilder, a duelist, a perennial debtor, a participant in military clashes with France, which did not prevent him from hiding there from his ill-wishers for a while — charms Peter, seeks the king to be presented with the fastest English yacht, and concludes with him an incredibly profitable seven-year contract for the supply of tobacco to Russia. All legal bans on smoking from this time in Russia are canceled. When English merchants remind Peter that Russians, especially the clergy, treat tobacco badly, the king promises to “remake them in his own way” when he returns home. Usually, everything that Peter conceived, he succeeded - this is what happened this time, and since then, nicotine addiction has been steadily marching around the country.
According to Rosstat, in modern Russia, 400 billion cigarettes and cigarettes are sold annually - 139 packs per year per person, including infants and very old people.
An international study of GATS (Global Adult Tobacco Survey), the results of which are presented on the website of the World Health Organization, showed that 60% of men and 22% of women smoke in Russia - a total of 44 million people.
But the problem is not absolute numbers. In the same study, people were asked if they had attempted to quit in the past year. It turned out that a third of all Russian smokers recently tried to get rid of their addiction, but only 11.2% of them at the time of the survey reported that they had succeeded. The remaining 88.8% broke down and continued smoking again. And this is still a good result - we can assume that our compatriots have outstanding will power.
The Smoking Cessation Guide, which the UK Department of Health uses, says that even with a combination of drug support and intensive psychotherapy, a six-month cessation of smoking is possible for 12-19% of patients. The effectiveness of all other strategies does not exceed 10%. At the same time, according to the US Department of Health, 68.8% of addicts would like to quit4. At the same time, 52.4% of American smokers made such an attempt during the last year and 6.2% achieved success.
Generally speaking, against the background of such statistics, speaking of smoking as a bad habit is not quite correct. If you call a spade a spade, it is much more like a real drug addiction.
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