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The UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has warned against promoting electronic smoking products as safer alternatives to traditional cigarettes.

The authority said there was no scientific evidence to support the claims.

In a statement marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31, MoHAP urged smokers to quit, warning of serious health risks associated with smoking, such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes and mental health problems.

The ministry stressed that it has put in place a comprehensive strategy to reduce tobacco consumption and create a smoke-free environment.

This strategy includes a national program specifically designed to reduce tobacco consumption, which aligns with national health indicators.

The UAE became a member of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in 2005, strengthening its position as a leading country in tobacco control efforts.

The agreement includes measures to reduce demand for tobacco as well as limit its production and distribution.


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