World Health Organization estimates that there will be 10 million deaths occurring due to smoking , by 2030.
Most Romanians smoke because their friends smoke and because it is allowed everywhere. In the last years Romania witnessed an alarming growth in the number of smokers and most of them never consider the health hazards they expose themselves at.
Psychologist Bogdana Bursuc, specialized in the anti-smoking therapy, says that she gets an average of five people per year who want to quit smoking while lung doctors say they grant medical assistance to 85% of smokers who already have severe health issues .
However, the health hazards are almost never the cause for people wanting to quit
“People want to quit smoking because they have problems inside their couple, one of the partners doesn’t smoke or they will have a baby or can’t smoke at work”, the psychologist said.