Compassionate Care at Durdans Hospital for Health Conditions Caused by Tobacco Use


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Currently in Sri Lanka, 2.1 million people smoke and 12,351 people die annually from smoking which is about 10% of all deaths. Cardiovascular diseases are the most common way of death from tobacco (53%) especially in young (most people start smoking early and the mean age of initiation of daily smoking is 20.6 years). Health effects of tobacco are multiple and serious including the development of chronic respiratory problems and even lung and oesophageal cancer. Durdans Hospital ensures organised, comprehensive and compassionate care for such conditions through its dedicated pool of specialists and trained nursing care. Counselling for tobacco cessation is also available at its Executive Wellness Centre.

 

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