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World Health Organisation warns Kingdom’s economic losses highest amongst studied countries so far. By JT - Jul 09,2019 - Last updated at Jul 09,2019. HH Princess Dina Mired and Minister of Health Saad Jaber (centre left) during the unveiling of a World Health Organisation study examining the economic impact of tobacco use on Jordan (Photo courtesy of WHO’s Facebook account). AMMAN — Widespread tobacco use cost the Kingdom JD1.6 billion in 2015, a World Health Organisation (WHO) study has found. The figure was recently announced during a high-level political dialogue held under the patronage of Prime Minister Omar Razzaz, to discuss the findings of an international study titled “Economic Investment Case of Tobacco Control in Jordan”. Full story

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