Eastern Company mulls producing e-cigarette as smoking alternative

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 11:19 GMT

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.

Egypt launches health campaign against smoking

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 - 04:56 GMT

A total of 30 clinics will be allocated in psychiatric and respiratory hospitals all over Egypt.

Father's smoking during pregnancy tied to asthma in kids

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 - 09:08 GMT

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.

Risk factors for heart diseases, diabetes among Egyptians identified

Sun, 22 Jul 2018 - 03:28 GMT

Heart diseases and diabetes constitute the main reasons behind deaths in Egypt.

Smoking down, but tobacco use still a major cause of death, disease

Thu, 31 May 2018 - 03:40 GMT

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.

Government pushes to regulate Shisha smoking in cafés

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 - 12:09 GMT

The Alexandria-based Center for Environmental Affairs will submit a request to regulate indoor shisha (hookah) in public cafés.

Smokers more likely to need spinal surgery

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 - 11:02 GMT

Smoking increases the risk of lower back pain that needs to be fixed by spinal surgery, a Swedish study suggests.

Cigarette smoking during pregnancy linked to ADHD risk in offspring

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 - 05:00 GMT

Children born to women who smoke cigarettes during pregnancy, are at an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

6 extra days off for non-smoking employees in Japan

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 - 08:11 GMT

In an effort to discourage smoking, a Japanese company is granting its non-smoking staff six extra days for holiday per year.

Smoking changes lung cells, primes them to develop cancer

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 - 06:29 GMT

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.

Students may be suspended for smoking in Minya University

Sat, 02 Sep 2017 - 12:09 GMT

Smoking inside closed areas in upper Egypt’s Minya University will lead to smoking students’ suspension for one semester.

Art in the battle against bad habits

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 - 11:58 GMT

“Every person should look for an impetus to break their bad habits,” said Abdel Rahman al-Habrouk to Egypt Today.

Two lung diseases killed 3.6 million in 2015: study

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 - 10:49 GMT

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.

Documents reveal Philip Morris' campaign to subvert anti-smoking treaty

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 - 10:36 GMT

Philip Morris International Inc (PM.N) is waging a secret campaign to subvert the World Health Organization's anti-smoking treaty.

No relation for cigarettes’ price hike to VAT: Tax Authority

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 - 01:14 GMT

Public Taxes Authority announced in a Wednesday statement that Eastern Company’s decision raising cigarettes’ price has no relation to any amendments in the Value Added Tax (VAT) law.

Egypt hikes 3 cigarette brands’ prices by up to 17.6%

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 - 09:54 GMT

Eastern Company raised the price of three cigarette brands by 4.2 – 17.6 percent (LE 0.50 – LE 2.25, $0.028 – $0.126) as of Wednesday, the company announced.

595 scenes of smoking, using drugs in Ramadan soap operas

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 - 10:38 GMT

A total of 595 scenes of smoking and using drugs were observed in TV series aired during the first week in Ramadan.

20.2% of Egyptians are smokers: CAPMAS

Tue, 30 May 2017 - 10:07 GMT

CAPMAS publishes smoking statistics in Egypt on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day .