As Chief Operating Officer at Philip Morris International (PMI), it is my job to help realize our transformation. Today, this means unsmoking the world. In fact, this is something we at PMI have been actively engaged in for more than 20 years. Yes, that’s right. It has been nearly two decades since we began researching,
Milan became the first city in the country to ban smoking in many open-air public places such as parks, stadiums, bus stops and even cemeteries.
The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP), has recently launched a training programme for enhancing the scientific and practical capabilities and skills of 500 doctors from its cadres, to provide smoking cessation services in clinics inside the primary health care centres (PHCs), based on a standardised guideline aligned with the latest methods of treatment available globally.
Tobacco reduces life expectancy for smokers and causes premature death by harming almost every organ of the body and leading to cardiovascular diseases, stroke, bronchitis, asthma, cancers and diabetes.
“Smart” is the way to stub the tobacco and e-cigarettes or vape, according to a clinician based in Abu Dhabi.
Sadness, and not all negative emotions, lead people to smoking and turn it into an addictive behaviour, a first-of-its-kind set of four inter-woven studies has revealed.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) study argued that minor or non-essential operations on regular smokers could be delayed to give them time to quit and thereby improve outcomes such as wound healing and heart function.
Authority called on all cigarette dealers and producers in the UAE to comply with these measures in order to avoid the penalties outlined in the Cabinet Decision on Violations of Procedures for Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products.
The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has ramped up its preparations ahead of implementing the ban on importing any type of waterpipe tobacco (known in Arabic as ‘Mu’assel’) and electrically heated cigarette plugs unless they carry the ‘Digital Tax Stamps (DTS)’ as of March 1, 2020.