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.