Goodbye hookahs? Smoking in the UAE accounts for 3,000 deaths per year

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It may be time to set your hookah cravings aside and halt the ash formations.

A new global report, The Tabacco Atlas, has shown that smoking accounts for nearly 3,000 deaths in the UAE per year.

According to the report, smoking killed more than 2,900 people in 2016, costing the country about $569 mln, which equates to over Dh2 mln, in lost productivity and health care costs, reported The National.

Of the victims, 2,718 were men while 265 were women.

At current date, more than 900,000 adults in the UAE use tobacco on a daily basis, said the report.

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