Smoking Prevalence

Smoking PrevalenceSmoking Prevalence

According to the latest figures, at present, 25 to 27% of men over the age of 15 and 4% of women over the age of 15 smoke a cigarette daily, said Dr Mohammadreza Masjedi, head of the Iranian Society against Tobacco Smoking and deputy director of the National Research Institute of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease at Tehran’s Masih Daneshvari Hospital. Unofficial figures indicate that currently 5.3 million Iranians use hookah regularly, the Youth Journalists Club (YJC) quoted him as saying. Cigarette and hookah smoking is linked to about 90% of lung cancers in the country.