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Students, teachers debate how to quit smoking

Students, teachers debate how to quit smoking

Participants from Qatar University, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCMQ), University of Calgary in Qatar and College of North Atlantic-Qatar discussed various topics and issues on how to stop the unhealthy habit.

Survey findings to strengthen HMC’s fight against smoking

Survey findings to strengthen HMC’s fight against smoking

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.

Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day: study

Heart attack risk high with one cigarette a day: study

"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.

HMC launches innovative treatment to help smokers quit

HMC launches innovative treatment to help smokers quit

The laser therapy treatment to control tobacco use is being introduced for the first time in Qatar. It is a complementary alternative medicine.

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

Smoking to be stubbed out on Thai beaches

The smoking ban, which comes into force in November, follows a clean-up of nearly 140,000 cigarette butts from a 2.5 kilometre stretch of the famed Patong beach in Phuket island province.

QU collaborates on IPE smoking awareness drive

QU collaborates on IPE smoking awareness drive

More than 40 students, faculty and alumni from various institutions participated in a smoking cessation awareness campaign, ‘Quit Now’ ...

CMC objects to smoking outside shopping centres

CMC objects to smoking outside shopping centres

The Central Municipal Council (CMC) on Tuesday expressed its disapproval of the 'growing phenomenon' of people smoking at the entry and exit points of shopping centres.

More studies needed on cholesterol risks: HMC

More studies needed on cholesterol risks: HMC

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".

PHCC helps 195 people quit smoking

PHCC helps 195 people quit smoking

The Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC) has helped 195 people to quit smoking out of 604 who visited Quit Smoking Clinics in various health centres during the first three quarters of this year.

Fine for drivers who smoke in vehicle carrying people under 18

Fine for drivers who smoke in vehicle carrying people under 18

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.

Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

Philippines set to roll out tough no-smoking law

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to sign a regulation this month banning smoking in public across Southeast Asia's second-most populous country, rolling out among the toughest anti-tobacco laws in the region.

Shisha can be more harmful than cigarette: expert

Shisha can be more harmful than cigarette: expert

Harmful effects of smoking shisha were discussed at the latest instalment of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar’s (WCM-Q) Grand Rounds.