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MOH: Smoker Comes Among Most Vulnerable Groups to COVID-19 Complications
24 June 2020

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has warned against adverse effects of smoking on the individual and society, indicating that the smoker comes among the most vulnerable groups to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) complications. Through an awareness infographic published on its Twitter page and its awareness platform: «Live Well», MOH has pointed out that smoking decreases pulmonary function, harms the immune system, and increases the risk of many respiratory infections. Hence, MOH has advised the smoker to schedule an appointment, via «Mawid» App, with MOH’s Anti-Smoking Clinics; to benefit from their services across the Kingdom.

MOH reiterated that anyone, who has symptoms or wants an assessment, could use the self-assessment service on «Mawid» App. Those, who have questions, can also inquire or seek advice by calling the 937-Service Center, available 24/7. The Center is now made closer to everyone than ever. The public can also benefit from its interactive services through WhatsApp app. on the number 920005937. They can have access to health information and updates on COVID-19. The service also provides users with information on blood donation and primary health care centers (PHCs). Besides, it enables them to reserve appointments.

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