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6,000 people die every year from tobacco consumption in Kyrgyzstan

In Kyrgyzstan, 6,000 people die each year from various diseases associated with tobacco consumption. Representatives of the office of the World Health Organization in Kyrgyzstan told at a press conference in 24.kg news agency.

According to their data, non-communicable diseases account for about 70 percent of deaths in Kyrgyzstan.

A research conducted in 2014 revealed that within six years the level of smoking among 13-15-year-old teenagers decreased, but the consumption of naswar increased among boys 2, 5 times and 3 times — among girls.

It was also found out that teenagers switch to another type of smoking — through water pipes (hookah). More than 7 percent of schoolchildren aged 13-15 have already tried to smoke a hookah. And in Bishkek, 21 percent of students smoke hookah at the age of 13-15. Up to 10 percent of boys and 5 percent of girls are smokers of tobacco through water pipes.