Riyadh: The Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia on Friday urged smokers to take
advantage of the holy month of Ramadan to quit smoking.
“The holy month of Ramadan is the best month for Muslims to quit smoking,
Health Ministry Spokesman Khalid Al-Mirghalani told Arab News on Friday.
Al-Mirghalani explained that Ramadan creates a conducive environment for
smokers to quit smoking since Muslims abstain from smoking from dawn to
He added that it would not be difficult for smokers to continue the
abstention from tobacco between the period from breakfast and Suhoor
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Emphasizing the spiritual side of the holy month, the official said: “The hand
that touches the holy Qur’an during the month, would definitely refuse to
The spokesman said those interested in kicking the smoking habit can avail
themselves of the facilities and expertise available at 44 anti-smoking…
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