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According to the Ministry of Health, smoking rates are highest among people aged 45 to 54.

By Walid Abdel Salam

Saturday, March 11, 2023 04:00 AM

revealed Ministry of Health and Population Regarding smoking rates among different groups, the highest percentage of smokers was “45-54 years”, 23.2%, followed by “35-44 years” 22.5%, and then category (25-34 years) about 20.8 %

The Ministry said that smoking destroys health at all stages of life and the Lung Health Initiative aims to facilitate early detection of COPD, determination of its degree, follow-up of patients through telephones, and appropriate treatment through lung health clinics. in chest hospitals across the country..

Hosam Abdel Ghafar, the official spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population, explained that the campaign is aimed at early detection of the disease.pulmonary embolism;Among smokers, the use of a device to measure respiratory function increases cultural awareness of the dangers of smoking and the need to quit.

He emphasized the importance of combating smoking in light of the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, which states that smoking is one of the causes of climate change.

Smoking rates among different age groups

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