No Tobacco Day. What’s Kuwait up to?

the world health assembly created world no tobacco day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and its lethal effects - the date, 31st may of each year.

in dubai, more than 200 retail outlets will stop selling cigarettes for 24 hours as part of no tobacco day, dubai municipality has announced - municipality officials have urged all traders to stop selling cigarettes as part of its activities to combat smoking, it said in a statement.

a total of 63 shops, hypermarkets and supermarkets, and 138 petrol stations will participate in the voluntary campaign in cooperation with the municipality, it added - all restaurants and caf├ęs are also requested to cooperate with the civic body by stopping the sale of shisha for a period of 12 hours.

so what's kuwait up to? anyone?

thanks for the tip mary.

    6 Responses to “No Tobacco Day. What’s Kuwait up to?”

    1. Shameless says:

      It's too sad when you see that we can't stick to rules and laws…what happened to the one in avenues forbidding smoking? nothing…I think that we're still so ignorant about the depth of the problem and the dangers of smoking. Young people think they look COOL when they smoke but they lack knowledge and it's our duty as parents and country to awaken others.

    2. Pat says:

      LoooooL – Love that ad!

    3. Mary says:

      FYI, sources in the Kuwait health sector said that smoking is increasingly on the rise in this country and therefore it is one of the greatest challenges facing them, stressing at the same time that the media with all its outlets should be employed to combat smoking and its health impact in the society which cost Kuwait alone more than 72 million Kuwaiti dinars. The percentage of smokers here in Kuwait has reached 3 percent. The average cost of cancer sufferer cost through its four different stages of treatment 20 to 30 thousand Kuwaiti dinars every year and between 1,300 and 1,500 patients are treated at the expense of the State. Kuwait could enforce a no-smoking policy in most places like the UAE, they just don't care.

    4. Laila says:

      i saw something interesting at marina cresent , a really huge cigarette

    5. Laila says:

      yaaa have some put how do i show you ?

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