Tobacco-free Mecca and Medina
AbstractPolitical, economic, social, cultural, environmental and others factors can all favour health or be harmful to 'good health'. The aim of health advocates is to modify these factors to promote health . Religion too provides opportunities to improve health . It can offer motivation, encouragement and support for healthy lifestyles and behavioural choices. In 2002, the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia adopted a new and radical policy approach to strengthening tobacco control through religion. It launched an initiative to make the two holiest cities in Islam, Mecca and Medina, not just smoke-free but literally tobacco-free. The rationale and experiences of the Saudi government in regulating tobacco use in Mecca and Medina are examined in this report
Saloojee, Yussuf, Chaouki, Noureddine & World Health Organization. Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean. (2007). Tobacco-free Mecca and Medina. https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/116530
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