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Ramadan an opportune time to quit smoking, says HMC expert

Ramadan an opportune time to quit smoking, says HMC expert

Dr Ahmad al-Mulla, head of the Hamad Medical Corp (HMC) Tobacco Control Centre, says Ramadan is an opportune time to quit smoking.

Quitting smoking can boost immune system against viral infections: HMC

Quitting smoking can boost immune system against viral infections: HMC

Specialists at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)’s Tobacco Control Centre are advising smokers to quit the harmful habit, saying that all forms of smoking ...

New smoking cessation clinic opened at Al Wakra Hospital

New smoking cessation clinic opened at Al Wakra Hospital

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Tobacco Control Center, officially designated by the World Health Organisation ( WHO) as the first WHO Collaborating Centre in Qatar ...

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

'No doubt' e-cigarettes harmful: WHO

Electronic cigarettes are harmful both to users and bystanders exposed to the fumes, the World Health Organization says in a report warning they can damage growing foetuses and impact teenagers' brains.

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.