Disgusting Video Shows Mother Sharing Shisha With Toddler For Fun

Disgusting Video Shows Mother Sharing Shisha With Toddler For Fun

Remember that Indonesian kid that went viral for smoking 40 cigarettes a day? Well, it seems like this phenomenon is more common than we think it is.   While most kids nag for candy and toys, this toddler has a thing for her mommy’s shishas.   A shocking video has been shared online, showing a child crying […]

Egyptian Campaign Encourages People to Stop Smoking in the Most Inspiring Way

Egyptian Campaign Encourages People to Stop Smoking in the Most Inspiring Way

A group of young Egyptians started a social media campaign with the hashtag #Ermeha (throw it) to help and encourage smokers to quit. The campaign aims to raise awareness on the side effects and dangers of smoking, and also shows support to smokers who want to quit.     The campaign uses various methods in their posts […]

Cigarette Taxes to Fund Universal Healthcare in Egypt

Cigarette Taxes to Fund Universal Healthcare in Egypt

  The Egyptian government is planning to introduce new healthcare legislation, Deputy Finance Minister Mohamed Moeit told Al Borsa yesterday, and income from taxes on cigarettes is expected to cover nearly 30% of the cost.   Supposedly, the new Universal Health Insurance Act would require the government to upgrade and modernize over 500 hospitals, and […]

18-Year-Old Jordanian Girl Writes Heartbreaking Note Before Taking Her Own Life

18-Year-Old Jordanian Girl Writes Heartbreaking Note Before Taking Her Own Life

Tragedy struck in Jordan when an 18-year-old girl committed suicide after being bullied and beaten by her own brother for smoking cigarettes. Before taking her own life, Maysaa’ Sharouf wrote a heartbreaking note in which she talks about the oppression of women in the Middle East and how cruelly they are treated by men. I pass my hand […]

Here Are Egypt’s New Cigarette Prices

Here Are Egypt’s New Cigarette Prices

This Sunday, Egyptian president Abdel Fatah El-Sisi announced a hike in sales taxes on imported and local cigarettes. Yes, even Cleopatra! This marks the third time in the past year that cigarette prices have gone up and follows a trend of increasing cigarette costs in the country. Remember when L&Ms were only 4.5 LE just […]

The Myth of E-Cigarettes in Quitting Smoking

The Myth of E-Cigarettes in Quitting Smoking

Since their introduction to the global market almost ten years ago, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs) have become some of the most controversial health gadgets to appear in the past decade. In a paper published online earlier this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, a group of scientists from UCSF performed a longitudinal study that disproves […]