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Ramadan helps kick smoking

Khaleej Times reports from Abu Dhabi that the daytime ban on public smoking during Ramadan is helping many to keep away from cigarettes and probably kick the habit, even as sale of cigarettes in most of the city's supermarkets and groceries have plummeted by more than 50 per cent.

The daily number of puffs of many smokers have been cut to almost half. But while many are cashing in on the Holy month to kick the tobacco habit, a few actually add on to their daily quota of cigarettes after breaking the fast.

Many small groceries told Khaleej Times that cigarette cases are hardly moving out of their shelf since the advent of Ramadan.

Posted by Cynthia on October 15, 2005 at 03:33 PM in Religion, Tobacco, United Arab Emirates | Permalink