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Smoking kills 170 thousand people in Egypt every year: Health Ministry

Friday 01/June/2018 - 06:25 PM
Sada El Balad
Ahmed Moamar
Dr Essam Al Mughazy، a Consultant of Pectoral Diseases and Chief of Fighting Smoking and Tuberculosis Society in Cairo، said that about 170 thousand people die every year from smoking.
Egyptians spend above EGP 3.2 per annum to treat ailments linked to consuming tobacco.
He revealed that smokers in Egypt burn some 80 billion cigarettes annually.
He affirmed that those numbers based on a survey authored by experts of the Ministry of Health in Egypt and the World Health Organization ( WHO).
Egypt comes tenth among the most consuming nations across the globe. 
Smoker starts smoking at the age of 11- year for girls and 9-year for boys.
About 18.9% of smokers consume more than 40 cigarettes a day. 


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