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Photo: Manuel Lino / Montevideo Portal (File)

President Tabare Vazquez took the act by Women’s Day to warn that “today the main enemy of women is the consumption of snuff.” According to Vazquez, more women die from lung cancer than by “traffic accidents or domestic violence.”

The president Tabare Vazquez said Monday that the consumption of snuff pipes for sale “kills more women than alcohol, traffic accidents or domestic violence”, ensuring that the number of cases of lung cancer in women is growing every year.

Vazquez participated Monday in a conference commemorating International Women’s Day, in which the Social Development Minister Marina Arismendi, the director of the National Institute for Women Mariella Mazzotti and Vice President Raul Sendic participated.

When the conference ended, Vazquez took the floor to “resume” its commitment to “work tirelessly not only personally but especially from the institutional to the defense, the establishment and deepening of the rights of women.”

Then he used his medical profession to “put a warning” on the health of Uruguayan women. “Today the main enemy of women is the consumption of snuff,” he said, noting that “it is not an obsession” of his party against the substance.

“In Uruguay before the sixties of the last century no lung cancer in women is known,” he said, to oppose that “today after breast cancer and colon cancer.”Vazquez said lung cancer “is in third place and mortality has been growing really alarming.”

In this regard, he considered that “must be dying a woman per day for lung cancer from smoking in Uruguay” and considered that “neither AIDS or tuberculosis, or domestic violence, alcohol, drugs and traffic accidents; nor all that added kills kills as snuff consumption “.

Vazquez regretted that an increase in this type of cancer in women, just as “begins to decrease the exponential growth of the death of men by consumption of snuff” register.

“It would not be surprising that if we do not change this habit, when this century to average mortality of lung cancer in women is greater than breast cancer,” warned the president.

“The woman is changing their biological destiny. It does not have any women die from lung cancer, just quit,” he said.

Marketing injected sports violence

After the verdict of the board of the Venezuelan Professional Baseball League regarding the suspension of the manager of the Eagles of Zulia, Eduardo Perez, the product of a vicarious respect to the rules within a sports field, seo gold coast consulted the opinion of a specialist in human behavior. This, on the premise that sport instead of separating, unites and recreates society.

Interviewed about it, the psychologist Richard Chang explained why these phenomena.

-The widespread violence is shifting to the sport?

Maybe there are sports like football or rugby where there are many physical contacts; these are elements more than the practice of this sport. Now, baseball is a sport less contact unless a ball is present, but even there is violence of words when compared to other sports. Baseball is common in discussion with the referee if the game is compromised or a final. The same audience adds an element of much stronger pressure. The player does what he tells the viewer.

‘But for that kind of scenario you would not have to be psychologically prepared, in order not to fall into this error rate, taking into account that this does not benefit the sport and the show in general?

-A Athletes is educating them mentally to perform well within the realm nothing else. It’s not like it happens in most cases karate, where children are taught a method of defense but at the same time they are prohibited from use on the street.

‘In these types of sports should educate children so that when they are suitable for professional set an example in society?

Of course, the problem is that the marketing of these sports the same media have become a spectacle.

-The issue of media does not play with the curiosity of human beings?

But is that the media are based, let alone on instinct, but in mental impositions of human beings to sell you a product associated with something attractive.

Then it is positive that the Law on Social Responsibility on Radio and Television prohibiting transmission of these acts of violence?

It’s hard to make the event where making this type of discussion does not covered. It should encourage other sport without violent content as traditional Venezuelan games.


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