Smokers in Saudi Arabia puff away SR50m every day

Smokers in Saudi Arabia puff away SR50m every day
Updated 26 January 2016

Smokers in Saudi Arabia puff away SR50m every day

Smokers in Saudi Arabia puff away SR50m every day

JEDDAH: Over SR50 million goes up in smoke daily because of addiction to cigarettes in Saudi Arabia, let alone the thousands of deaths that occur every year due to smoking, the head of the anti-tobacco and anti-drugs organization has said.
“Only last year, as many as 23,000 people were killed due to smoking,” Sheikh Abdullah Al-Othaim, chairperson of Tobacco and Narcotics Combat Society, which is also known as Kafa (Enough), was quoted as saying by local media on Sunday.
Al-Othaim was speaking during the opening ceremony of the second annual Kafa Awareness Forum, conducted with the sponsorship of the Imam and preacher of the Grand Mosque, Sheikh Khalid Al-Ghamdi, at King Abdulaziz Conference Hall recently.
In his opening speech at the forum, he said that addicts impose great burden on their families and the country. “Kafa recently opened a specialized center for drug rehabilitation and care for addicts under the supervision of specialized doctors. The center represents a helping hand for Kafa in encouraging its programs and events in Makkah through its six branches,” he said.
He thanked the leaders of the Kingdom in general and Makkah Gov. Prince Khaled Al-Faisal and Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed in particular for their support to Kafa.
Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Al-Ghamdi appreciated the programs offered by Kafa, and said that combating tobacco and narcotics addiction are as important as fighting terrorism and extremism in the country.


Where We Are Going Today: Snack & Such

Where We Are Going Today: Snack & Such
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Updated 16 January 2021

Where We Are Going Today: Snack & Such

Where We Are Going Today: Snack & Such
  • The cafe is open on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information visit Instagram @snackandsuch

Snack & Such offers an array of creative, funky food options including ice cream, cereal, sweets, desserts, savories, and hot and cold drinks.
Located in Jeddah’s Box Park Center, the cafe’s signature savory offering is its steamy and buttery corn in a cup, served in a box and sprinkled with delicious Takis hot and sour crisps. It can also be topped with Cheddar cheese.
Its sweets include ice cream and soft serve in a range of flavors topped with the customer’s cereal of choice. And for a fun family eat, try the Snack & Such food kit containing a flame torch, sticks, biscuits, marshmallows, and chocolate bars.
The cafe is open on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. For more information visit Instagram @snackandsuch.