Mexican women occupy the second dishonorable world consumption of snuff in the world, said this morning health physicians attached to the University Center for Health Sciences (CUCS), University of Guadalajara, in announcing the celebration of the Day no Snuff, to be held on May 31 with lectures, workshops and films about the disease.

The rector of CUCS, Hector Raul Perez Gomez said that for years the companies have hidden data and damages suffered by the population on this habit, which is why in recent decades have begun serious legal battles between tobacco companies and the governments, mainly in the U.S., about the regulation of their use.

“Smoking is an epidemic that is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. According to the World Health Organization, data from 2011, five million people a year die of snuff, which is one 10 adults. According to the National Public Health Institute, our country spends more than 75 billion pesos a year in the care of smoking-related diseases. Mexico is the sixth in the world in number of smokers and second in smokers “, acueredo official said a press release.