بینّت National Tobacco Control CommitteeThe Ministry of Health announces penalties and fines for violations of the anti-smoking system.
The committee shared, through its official account on Twitter, an interactive video, in which it explained the specific penalties for violating the system.
Penalties for violating the anti-smoking system
و .وضحت Tobacco Control CommitteeThe fines and penalties prescribed by law for violating the anti-smoking law in public places are as follows:
A fine of 200 riyals is the penalty for anyone who smokes in parks, public places, or government agencies, or at their entrances with a distance of less than 8 meters.
– 5000 riyals fine for promoting, advertising and advertising for any type of tobacco anywhere.
– 5000 riyals fine for selling tobacco products that do not carry data that clarify health warnings and expressive images, or do not conform to the approved specifications.
– 5000 riyals fine for selling any tobacco product to those under 18 years old.
– 5000 riyals fine for selling molasses or jerky less than 500 grams.
– 5000 riyals fine for the violation of selling regular cigarettes in a package of less than 20 cigarettes and selling Cuban cigars in a package of less than 10 cigarettes.
– 5000 riyals fine for not placing a picture of health warnings in a prominent place in places where tobacco or any of its derivatives is sold.
– 5000 riyals as a fine for violating any commercial establishment that allows smoking inside its facilities.
– 20,000 riyals, a fine for a violation of re-manufacturing tobacco, molasses, jerak, tobacco, dyed tobacco, Shamma, and Sweeka.
How does the smoker’s health improve after quitting?
And earlier, the Ministry of Health explained that the body faces some changes that occur when quitting the habit of smoking harmful to health, as the body begins to recover from the nicotine percentage and return to its normal state, and among these changes
– Two hours after Quit Smoking The person will then feel warmth in his hands and feet and the blood pressure will be regulated, and the reason for the increase in the temperature of the hands and feet is due to the return of blood to flow in these areas after it was difficult to reach them due to the narrowing of the blood vessels in them due to smoking.
After 8 hours, the levels of nicotine and carbon monoxide that the body absorbs from cigarettes decrease, and the levels of oxygen in the blood increase, and the person may feel a strong desire to smoke, but this feeling lasts from 5 to 10 minutes, and then it is preferable to chew gum and drink water to get rid of this Feeling.
After 12 hours, the body will then witness the return of the carbon monoxide level to normal in the body and the increase in the level of oxygen in the blood, and the person will feel drowsy, lethargic and dizzy, and this may accompany him within 24 hours of starting to quit smoking.
After 24 hours, the pulse, blood pressure, and oxygen levels will be regular, and the risk of heart attack, heart disease and stroke will decrease.
– After two days, the nerve endings will recover and the individual will begin to restore his natural abilities to smell and taste, and withdrawal symptoms will appear at this stage such as (depression, boredom, headache, fatigue, hunger, dizziness, and an increase in asthma symptoms if the person has it).
At the end of the first week, the person will feel the improvement of food taste, the improvement of the work of the intestines, as well as the improvement of the absorption of vitamins, especially A, E and K, and the vitamins of group B in the body, in addition to the regeneration of mucous membrane cells.
From 12 to 30 days after quitting smoking, this period witnesses an increase in the body’s resistance to viruses, an improvement in the metabolism and an improvement in the skin, as well as a noticeable improvement in the performance of the lungs, less coughing, an improvement in the work of the subcutaneous glands, and an increase in one’s ability to exercise such as running and jump.
– After a year, the cilia return to growth in the bronchi, thus increasing the ability of the lungs to get rid of mucous materials, as well as fewer cases of coughing, sinus congestion and shortness of breath, and the risk of heart disease will be reduced by half compared to those who continued smoking.
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