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CREAL participates in the “Quit smoking with Barça”campaign

CREAL researchers participate in this campaign in the framework of ERS congress

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

CREAL participates in the “Quit smoking with Barça”campaign

Barcelona, September 5th, 2013. - Researchers at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), center of the ISGlobal Alliance, will measure lung function by spirometry for free to those citizens who come to the Plaça Universitat (Barcelona) next Friday 6th or Saturday September 7th, from 10am to 8pm. The aim is to check their respiratory health and provide tips to keep the lungs in good condition.

In addition to these tests to know the state of respiratory health, visitors will have the opportunity to enroll in 'Quit smoking with Barça’, a program developed by the FC Barcelona and the European Commission that is helping more than 60,000 smokers , and meet Jordi Monés, medical team leader of FC Barcelona. This initiative also includes the participation of football players Xavi Hernández, Carles Puyol, Andrés Iniesta and Víctor Valdés.

As co-chair of the Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) and CREAL researcher, center of the ISGlobal Alliance, Judith Garcia-Aymerich, "this is a good opportunity for scientists to approach people about the importance of not smoking".

The event is organized by the ERS and the European Lung Foundation (ELF), as part of the annual conference held this year in Barcelona from 7th to September 11th to be attended by over 20,000 health professionals worldwide.

WHEN: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September 2013, from 10am to 8pm. Official presentation: Friday from 10am to 10:15am.

WHERE: Plaça Universitat, Barcelona

We recall that the tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the European Union (EU) and 700,000 deaths each year. One in four cancer deaths in the EU are caused by smoking and it is responsible for 85% of lung cancer deaths in the EU.

To learn more about the campaign to quit smoking with Barca  



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