EFE

  • Spanish Youth begin smoking between 14 and 18 years of age.
  • the percentage of smokers in this age is 33% of girls and 29 per cent for boys.
  • the relationship of Spanish adolescents with alcohol nor improves.

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Spanish Youth begin smoking between 14 and 18 years, a fact that turns Spain into the country of the European Union in which teens are new to smoking at a younger age .

in addition, the percentage of smokers in this age is very high, 33% of girls and 29% boys a few data “very worrying that all lights must downgrade”, as he has assured the doctor and member of the society Spanish of Medicine of adolescents (SEMA), Félix Notario.

“adolescence is a crucial life stage, exposed to great risks due to the adoption of techniques and behaviours that can extend into adulthood,” warned this expert considers it necessary to develop specific Pediatric skills to address these problems in medical consultations.

the relationship of Spanish adolescents with alcohol nor improves has warned in a press release.

as well, “20,000 children suffering from an alcohol poisoning each year in Spain, 5,000 are attended by emergency services”, has explained the expert after participating in the SEMA international course V, held at the Hospital de La Paz, where the main problems affecting the Spanish adolescents have been treated. “The permissiveness of Spain with alcohol is total,” he regretted.

78% of minors States that it is easy to get it, “what must do something urgently all: family, authorities and health professionals”, has warned.

in addition to these highly harmful behaviors for health practice, attending the meeting more than 200 pediatricians have exposed concerns about sedentary and bad nutrition teens.

“It is not convenient that teens spend more than four hours in front of screens “, this type of behavior might affect their social skills and contribute to sedentary, and consequently to an increased risk of overweight and obesity at this stage, they have warned.