Wed. Sep 18th, 2019

Spiritual Rebirth as 313 pilgrims quit smoking at Kafa clinics in Makkah

 

The clinics distributed awareness brochures, treatment cards and miswak as an alternative to 11,480 cigarettes that have been put down after counseling. (SPA)

 

It raises the awareness of pilgrims about the hazards of smoking, providing them with an opportunity to quit during the holy season

 

RIYADH: A total of 313 pilgrims from around the world have quit smoking since the start of this year’s Hajj season after visiting clinics of the Kafa (Enough) Society.

“The pilgrims have been treated at Kafa’s clinics in Mina as part of a strategic partnership with Abu Ghazaleh charity, the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah and the Health Ministry’s anti-smoking program under the supervision of the main committee for awareness of smoking hazards in Makkah and the Presidency of the Two Holy Mosques,” said Abdullah bin Dawwod Al-Fayez, chairman of Kafa Makkah.

“The results were remarkable this year as almost 113,000 pilgrims benefited from fixed and mobile Kafa awareness clinics. The clinics distributed awareness brochures, treatment cards and miswak as an alternative to 11,480 cigarettes that have been put down after counseling,” he said.

“The program is taking place for the fourth year in a row. It raises the awareness of pilgrims about the hazards of smoking, providing them with an opportunity to quit during the holy season,” Al-Fayez, said. “The project consists of two phases. The first one is next to the Grand Mosque’s squares, while the second one is at Mina with an awareness exhibition and a fully equipped treatment clinic.”
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