The findings of a new survey on the prevalence of smoking and the use of other tobacco products in the country will be released soon, an official from Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has revealed.
"If someone smokes one cigarette instead of 20 per day, intuitively we'd think that the risk drops to 1/20, or 5%," said lead author Allan Hackshaw, a professor at University College London.
The laser therapy treatment to control tobacco use is being introduced for the first time in Qatar. It is a complementary alternative medicine.
Responding to a "controversial" report that treating cholesterol with drugs like statins was a waste of time, the Hamad Medical Corporation said more research "that produces conclusive evidence would be required to prove this claim".
A person who smokes while driving a vehicle which has an occupant under the age of 18 is punishable with a maximum fine of QR3,000, according to Article 18 of Law No. 10 of 2016 on the control of tobacco and its derivatives.