Jordanians spend more on smoking than on some foods

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AMMAN — The World Health Organization (WHO) said that Jordanian families spend more on smoking per month than they do on food, according to Khaberni.اضافة اعلان

According to WHO, Jordanian families spend JD73.6 per month on smoking, compared to JD26.6 per month for fruits, JD38.2 per month for dairy and eggs, JD42.1 for vegetables and legume and JD50.4 for meat and poultry.

WHO said that smoking constitutes a real danger worldwide, and not only in the region.

According to WHO survey, Jordan ranks first in the world in smoking; 82 percent of smokers, aged 18 to 69, smoke cigarettes and hookah, and 15 percent smoke e-cigarettes.

WHO said that there are no real and clear figures showing the extent of the problem among women, due to cultural reasons.

WHO said that 66 percent of men smoke regular cigarettes and hookah and 15 percent smoke e-cigarettes.

The survey also showed that 17 percent of children smoke, and that nearly 60 percent of them want to quit smoking.

WHO pointed out that e-cigarettes and heats may be worse than regular cigarettes, as there is no actual information about the ingredients used in these cigarettes.

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