16.8 percent of Egyptians above 15 years of age smoke, the country’s Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) said, marking the World No-Tobacco Day.
The committee also discussed the proposal regarding activating some mechanisms to help raise health awareness within medical institutions.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Hossam Abdel Ghaffar announced Monday introducing free-of-charge smoking cessation services.
A presidential initiative launched aiming at implementing healthy eating patterns, including raising awareness against risks of smoking.
Tobacco use is the single most important cause of preventable death globally.
The Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse, headed by Minister of Social Solidarity Dr. Nevin Al-Kabbaj, launched Monday an anti-drug and smoking initiative on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr.
Egypt’s Prime Minster Moustafa Madbouly directed, Monday banning smoking in sports clubs, all health, educational and governmental facilities along with any other buildings the ministry of health decides.
The company added, in a statement to the Egyptian Exchange (EGX), that it is studying the production of these alternatives in terms of the ability of their consumers to use them.
A total of 30 clinics will be allocated in psychiatric and respiratory hospitals all over Egypt.
Children who are exposed to tobacco smoke from their fathers while they’re in the womb may be more likely than those who are not to develop asthma by age 6.
Heart diseases and diabetes constitute the main reasons behind deaths in Egypt.
Fewer people are smoking worldwide, especially women, but only one country in eight is on track to meet a target of reducing tobacco use significantly by 2025.
The Alexandria-based Center for Environmental Affairs will submit a request to regulate indoor shisha (hookah) in public cafés.
Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests.
Children born to women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy, are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
In an effort to discourage smoking, a Japanese company is granting its non-smoking staff six extra days for holiday per year.
Chronic exposure to cigarette smoke can change lung cells over time, making them more vulnerable to disease and priming them to develop cancer, US researchers said Monday.
Smoking inside closed areas in upper Egypt’s Minya University will lead to smoking students’ suspension for one semester.
“Every person should look for an impetus to break their bad habits,” said Abdel Rahman al-Habrouk to Egypt Today.
The two most common chronic lung diseases claimed 3.6 million lives worldwide in 2015, according to a tally published Thursday in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.