Clinic to help smokers give up the habit

DUBAI — The Ministry of Health (MoH) will open a specialised clinic in the city to help smokers give up the unhealthy habit on World No Tobacco Day on May 31, said a senior health official yesterday.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Tue 29 May 2007, 8:42 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:28 AM

“The step aims at helping smokers quit the dangerous habit which causes several diseases,” said Dr Mariam Matar, Assistant Under-Secretary for Public Health and Primary Healthcare, MoH.

She said that the clinic would be open to all members while a day will be dedicated for female smokers. The clinic is the sixth of its kind to be opened by the MoH in different areas of the city. “The clinics have competent staff and are equipped with latest gadgets and medicines,” she added.

On the occasion, the ministry has also announced two competitions for the best poster depicting the slogan, ‘100 per cent smoke free environment.’

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