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No smoking from A to Z
The HMAA’s anti-tobacco
campaign in Hungary
RETURN Meeting
Nov 6, 2010, Budapest
Eszter Bodnár, MD ...
HMAA anti-tobacco
campaign
 HMAA anti-tobacco conference 2008 Budapest
 Delegation to the ministry of health
 First Hun...
HMAA anti-tobacco conference 2008
Budapest
 300 participants from Hungary and abroad
(USA, Canada)
 Multispecialty Confe...
HMAA delegation in the Ministry of Health
HMAA delegation (25 August, 2008):
 Laszlo L. Mechtler, M.D., President of HMAA...
Ádám and Dávid Tárnoki, MD – First
Hungarian Indoor Air Monitoring Study 2008
 Minimum of 30 minutes spent in each
venue ...
Figure 6
Average PM2.5 Levels Observed in Various Workplace Venues in
Hungary, 2008
155
94
5
0
100
200
Smoking Observed: N...
Publications
 Tárnoki Á, Tárnoki D, Travers M, Hyland A, Dobson K,
Mechtler L, Cummings K. Tobacco smoke is a major
sourc...
Tobacco
 Contains over 4000 toxic materials
including 200 cancer-related agents…
Diseases thanks to tobacco
Mortality causes
Mission
 Assisting in the adoption of the WHO Anti-Tobacco laws
in Hungary
 Decreasing the percent of Hungarian MD’s tha...
Media coverage and interest in 2008
 ATV news
 MTV – Az Este
 Duna TV news
 Index.hu news
 Dental
 Haon
 Lanchid ra...
Thank you for your
attention!
Hungarian Medical Association of America
www.hmaa.org
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Hmaa No Smoking From A To Z11 01

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HMAA would like to ban smoking in indoor public places to reduce cardiovascular mortality such as due to heart attack and sudden cardiac death caused by passive smoking.

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Hmaa No Smoking From A To Z11 01

  1. 1. No smoking from A to Z The HMAA’s anti-tobacco campaign in Hungary RETURN Meeting Nov 6, 2010, Budapest Eszter Bodnár, MD - HMAA Hungary Chapter President Tamás Peredy, MD - HMAA Past President Sándor Matolcsy, MD – HMAA Past President Dávid László Tárnoki, MD Ádám Domonkos Tárnoki, MD
  2. 2. HMAA anti-tobacco campaign  HMAA anti-tobacco conference 2008 Budapest  Delegation to the ministry of health  First Hungarian indoor air pollution study  Letter to the prime minister May 2010 – to strengthen indoor public smoking law  Annual HMAA Student Conference Balatonfüred – section dedicated how to prevent and treat smoking  Teaching secondary school students about the harmful effects of smoking and secondhand smoking (30-40% of students 14-18y/o smoke!, 30% exposed to secondhand smoking)
  3. 3. HMAA anti-tobacco conference 2008 Budapest  300 participants from Hungary and abroad (USA, Canada)  Multispecialty Conference ( public health, cardiology, pulmonology, pediatrics, internal medicine, psychiatry, primary care, oncology etc..)  World-famous lecturers: Cummings KM (leader of USA anti-tobacco campaign), Fong G (leader of Canadian campaign)  Teamwork for changing Hungarian smoking policies
  4. 4. HMAA delegation in the Ministry of Health HMAA delegation (25 August, 2008):  Laszlo L. Mechtler, M.D., President of HMAA  Tamás Peredy, M.D., President – Elect HMAA  László Csáthy, M.D. HMAA Board Member  K. Michael Cummings, PhD, MPH, leader of American anti-tobacco campaign  Prof. Geoffrey Fong, MD, leader of Canadian anti-tobacco campaign  Declaration issued by the Minister of Health  Result: Minister of Health expressed to support to change the law to protect non-smokers and initiate lecture series in elementary schools and high schools
  5. 5. Ádám and Dávid Tárnoki, MD – First Hungarian Indoor Air Monitoring Study 2008  Minimum of 30 minutes spent in each venue – 40 locations  PM2.5 levels were more than an order of magnitude higher in places where smoking was observed compared to smoke free venues.  Smoking was commonly observed in places where smoking was prohibited. If smoking were banned indoors, the levels of indoor air pollution would decline by 90% resulting in rapid improvement in public health (heart attacks, respiratory problems – COPD, cancer)
  6. 6. Figure 6 Average PM2.5 Levels Observed in Various Workplace Venues in Hungary, 2008 155 94 5 0 100 200 Smoking Observed: Not smoke-free Smoking Observed: Smoke-free in separate sections No Smoking Observed: Smoking prohibited MeanPM2.5(μgrams/m 3 ) 15 EPA maximum safe exposure (15 μg/m3)
  7. 7. Publications  Tárnoki Á, Tárnoki D, Travers M, Hyland A, Dobson K, Mechtler L, Cummings K. Tobacco smoke is a major source of indoor air pollution in Hungary’s bars, restaurants and transportation venues. Clinical and Experimental Medical Journal 2009;3(1):131-138.  A.D.Tarnoki, D.L.Tarnoki, M.J.Travers, A.Hyland, K.Dobson, L.Mechtler, K. M.Cummings: Hungarian Indoor Air Quality Study. Hung Med J (Orv Hetil), 2010;151(6):213-219
  8. 8. Tobacco  Contains over 4000 toxic materials including 200 cancer-related agents…
  9. 9. Diseases thanks to tobacco
  10. 10. Mortality causes
  11. 11. Mission  Assisting in the adoption of the WHO Anti-Tobacco laws in Hungary  Decreasing the percent of Hungarian MD’s that smoke – positive example  Promoting better health initiatives for all Hungarians  Increase awareness of the effects of tobacco during pregnancy and childhood.
  12. 12. Media coverage and interest in 2008  ATV news  MTV – Az Este  Duna TV news  Index.hu news  Dental  Haon  Lanchid radio  HirTV  Betegszoba.hu  Euroastra  Hazipatika.com website  Medicalonline  Ministry of Health  Hungarian Television  Tudobeteg.hu respiratory website
  13. 13. Thank you for your attention! Hungarian Medical Association of America www.hmaa.org

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