Despite the initiatives being undertaken against smoking, there is still an important way to go. This is one of the conclusions it has arrived at the Second European Congress of Patients, Innovation and Technology, promoted by the European Institute of Health and Welfare, collaborating center of the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to Dr. Francis Montané, chairman of the delegation for European and International Affairs of the National Council of Doctors in France, which is experiencing "a dramatic increase among young people who have said they smoked a cigarette between 11 and 15 years' . Specifically, the data suggests a survey conducted in 35 countries revealed that 15% of children at the age of 11 and 65% to 15 have smoked.