Smokers urged to quit habit during Ramadan
20 May 2017 - 23:03
Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Smoking Cessation Clinic has called for using the opportunity of the Holy Month of Ramadan to quit the smoking habit and to focus on living a healthier lifestyle. Every year during Ramadan, HMC’s Smoking Cessation Clinic receives hundreds of new patients seeking help to quit their habit of tobacco use.
Dr. Ahmad Al Mulla, Head of the Smoking Cessation Clinic, said: "Fasting in Ramadan provides an ideal opportunity for smokers to quit so the number of people who visit us with the intention of quitting during this time is higher than during other periods of the year.
"We are prepared to provide them with professional advice that will help them quit permanently." He said the Clinic provides patients with ways of replacing their nicotine consumption and coping with withdrawal symptoms. Dr Al Mulla said Ramadan activities such as family visits and prayers help keep an individual occupied and assist him to quit smoking.