Morocco: One in five doctors is smoker
Marking the International Day without Smoking, Tuesday May 31, Morocco presented alarming statistics. <i>Aujourd’hui Le Maroc</i> reported that a survey among a large number of the country’s doctors (average age of 39) showed that the about 20.9% of them smoke. It was also discovered that the percentage of male doctors, who smoke, is higher than that of female doctors and that the percentage of doctors, who smoke, in the rural and suburban regions, is higher than that of doctors in urban regions.
As for other Arab countries, the percentage of doctors who smoke is 18.4% in Kuwait, 30% in Sudan, 16% in Iran, 14% in Bahrain and 10% in Oman.