The Ministry of Health (Minsa) held the II International Multidisciplinary Transport on Smoking and Non-Enable Diseases, to stimulate the prevention of tobacco use in the population.
Through this work, Minsa included training of co-operatives, a thousand technologists and three hundred administrative staff, "to develop the knowledge and skills of healthcare to control the smoker, control and control of keep it, "as set out in a press release. .
To raise awareness through ongoing education aimed at the professionals of the entity, through the scientific collection, parallel actions were taken "to their interest in eliminating smoking to tobacco users as well as creating an awareness in the population about the harm caused by the person to use the cottage ", with activities such as: Design Competition, Design Treaty, Co Coronation of Clinical Issues, Research Co-ordination, Troubadour Contest, Regional Sustainable Competition, under the motto of the transport of the Tobacco to & # 39; heart breaking, health choice &
According to the MINSA data, for more than 10 years, Panama has a comprehensive policy on tobacco control, since from 2004 it is part of the WHO Framework for Tobacco Control Framework (FCTC), which has an application based on the application of various rules nationally, from aspirations to laws, as in the case of the law of January 13, 2008.
Amongst the important points of legal tobacco control regulations include: offering programs to stop smoking, 100% secret free-smoked habitats (bars, pubs and others), providing health warnings, photographs and texts in & # 39; Packages of cigarettes, increase in the fee of cigarettes, (of which a percentage is transferred to the Ministry of Health for the prevention and treatment of smoking and associated diseases).