16.8% of Egyptians are smokers; 34 millions exposed to secondhand smoke: CAPMAS

Fri, 02 Jun 2023 - 11:44 GMT

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.

Senate committee discusses preventing smoking e-cigarettes in public places

Mon, 23 Jan 2023 - 12:55 GMT

The committee also discussed the proposal regarding activating some mechanisms to help raise health awareness within medical institutions.

Free smoking cessation services introduced at Egypt's public hospitals

Mon, 08 Aug 2022 - 02:01 GMT

Spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population Hossam Abdel Ghaffar announced Monday introducing free-of-charge smoking cessation services.

Health Ministry allocates 30 clinics across Egypt to help quit smoking for free

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 - 12:31 GMT

A presidential initiative launched aiming at implementing healthy eating patterns, including raising awareness against risks of smoking.

May 31 marks World No Tobacco Day

Tue, 31 May 2022 - 09:24 GMT

Tobacco use is the single most important cause of preventable death globally.

Anti-Addiction Fund launches awareness initiative against smoking, drugs

Mon, 02 May 2022 - 12:39 GMT

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 bans smoking in health, educational and governmental facilities

Mon, 08 Nov 2021 - 12:54 GMT

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.

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.