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Junior researcher of Shushi University of Technology Andreas Abaghyan participated in the discussion on the topic «Public and legal significance of fight against smoking» organized at Grigor Narekatsi University in Stepanakert. 

Abaghyan urged all smokers to start carrying a healthy lifestyle in his speech. «Such events are welcomed and desirable and the topic is relevant to the extent that the use of tobacco and the illnesses and high mortality rates resulting the use create serious health and economic problems for both individuals and the state. Smoking causes 7 million deaths worldwide annually 600,000 of which are due to passive smoking», – the representative of Shushi University of Technology said.

The participants made presentations on the topic pointing out the consequences of smoking and urged cigarette users to refrain from harmful habits.