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Russia smokers fuming after balcony smoking ban

Russia smokers fuming after balcony smoking ban

No more late-night balcony cigarettes, summer barbeques or candle-lit patio dinners: Russians are fuming at the latest fire safety legislation adopted to decrease the number of careless blazes.

New tax sees notable rise in smokers quitting

New tax sees notable rise in smokers quitting

There has been a marked increase in the number of people quitting smoking after the introduction of excise tax on tobacco products from January 1, a top official of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has stated.

Smokers urged to kick the habit for New Year

Smokers urged to kick the habit for New Year

To minimise the impacts of smoking and other tobacco use, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) has urged smokers to quit the habit as a New Year resolution.

Taxes on tobacco products to go up soon

Taxes on tobacco products to go up soon

Taxes on tobacco products and aerated drinks will go up in Qatar very soon, revealed Dr Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad al-Thani, director of Public Health at Ministry of Public Health.

Qatar plans to reduce tobacco consumption by 30% in 4 years

Qatar plans to reduce tobacco consumption by 30% in 4 years

The Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that it is working with its partners to reduce tobacco consumption in Qatar by 30% by 2022 and identified it as a national target within the National Health Strategy 2018-2022.

Smoking increases risk of premature heart disease

Smoking increases risk of premature heart disease

Young smokers are eight times more likely to have a major heart attack compared to non-smokers, said a senior official of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). Dr Ahmad al-Mulla ...

Young smokers more prone to heart diseases

Young smokers more prone to heart diseases

Young smokers are eight times more likely to have a major heart attack compared to non-smokers, said a senior official of Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC).

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates: study

Commercial flight crews show higher cancer rates: study

Out of 5,366 flight attendants who took part in the study, just over 15% reported ever having been diagnosed with cancer.

Ramadan best time to quit smoking, says PHCC

Ramadan best time to quit smoking, says PHCC

The ability to fast without smoking for at least 15 hours is a clear sign of the smoker’s willpower.

Municipal council demands ban on shisha in cafes

Municipal council demands ban on shisha in cafes

The issue was discussed earlier by the council which saw that such cafes and places pose risks to the public health and could encourage young people to smoke.

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.