Jordan has high level of smoking doctors

| June 27, 2013

About 34 per cent of Jordanian doctors are smokers, according to a story in the Jordan Times quoting a report released on Monday.

The report, entitled ‘The reality of tobacco control in Jordan’, was said to have been based on several past local and global studies.

It will make uncomfortable reading given that it puts the prevalence of smoking among those aged 11 to 12 at 20 per cent.

Feras Hawari, director of the King Hussein Cancer Centre’s cancer control office, said that cigarettes, which are consumed by about 93 per cent of smokers, were easy to access and affordable for most people.

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