» 12/05/2008, 00.00
Philippines: teenage smoking at alarming levels
30% of girls between 13 and 15 years old smoke regularly. 90% of women say they are aware of the risks of smoking, but aren't quitting. At the university hospital of Manila, a strict anti-smoking rule is in effect: those who are caught smoking are suspended.
Cartoons and posters to keep Arab young people away from alcohol, drugs, and smoking
In the United Arab Emirates, a campaign has been launched illustrating the damage caused by bad habits. The cartoon has also been created for television, promoting positive behaviors.
03/09/2008 SAUDI ARABIA
Ramadan in Makkah, an opportunity to quit smoking
An anti-smoking campaign is underway during the holy month. A total ban has been imposed on the sale of cigarettes. Posters urge smokers to quit; physicians and psychiatrists help them to kick the habit.
Buddhist monk, first casualty in anti-smoke law, could get five years in prison
Police found 72 undeclared packets of chewing tobacco in his possession. The anti-smoking law is designed to limit tobacco consumption and smuggling. It gives police the power to enter people’s homes at will. Smoking and using tobacco products is contrary to Mahayana Buddhism, the kingdom’s official religion.
30/06/2009 SAUDI ARABIA
Saudi anti-smoking campaign offers fabulous wedding
Hundreds of young men are interested in the initiative. Winner gets an all-expenses paid wedding, including party, dowry and furnished house. Women complain that the campaign objectifies women’s bodies. Others doubt it conforms to clerics’ rulings.
03/02/2016 09:54:00 CHINA
Over 7500 people die of cancer everyday in China
The data released by the National Cancer Centre in Beijing reveals an overall decrease in mortality rate, but an increase in cancer diagnosis. In 2015, 2.8 million deaths. Lung cancer is the most common, with pollution and active smoking among the first causes.
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