Tobacco & Second-Hand
Smoke Free Ramadan Campaign 2003
The Muslim Health Network is
pleased to announce the successful completion of this years Smoke
Free Ramadan Timetable Campaign. With the help and
assistance of QUIT(supported by the British Heart Foundation), 16
Primary Care Trusts and 80 central mosques throughout the UK, the Muslim
Network was able to organise, design, print and distribute over 113,000
A standardised design relayed a stop smoking
message and related quitline information, it also included translation
Hindi and Arabic. Individual, customised timetables for participating
mosques with their details and information were then overprinted
onto the base copies. Muslims attending the various mosques could then
attain and display the timetables in their homes during the blessed
Ramadan, in which Muslims fast from dawn till dusk.
||Timetable for Islamic Cultural Centre, London
so far suggests the campaign was well received within the community
and benefited a significant number of individuals.
of the comments received have been posted for your viewing. MHN
would like to say a big thank you to all those involved and in
particular the following:
British Heart Foundation
East Birmingham PCT
Waltham Forest PCT
Welsh Assembly Government
West Wiltshire PCT
Just had to write
and say thank you, the Smoke Free timetable encouraged me to cut
down on my cigarette intake
during the month of Ramadan
and I am hoping to quit soon. Keep up the good work!
I liked your Ramadan timetable very much,
it made me want to give up smoking everyday in the month of Ramadan.
I am happy to say that I actually
gave up for
the first time in the last week of Ramadan, pray that I can keep it
up. Thanks for your support, it was an excellent idea.
Thanks for the timetable, I pestered my dad
to call the number shown, which he eventually did. I hope the support
he gets helps him kick
dirty habit for
My husband Asif has been smoking for 17 years,
since we got married. He gave up this Ramadan but has unfortunately
With support from
his family, friends and the helpline I hope he tries to give up
again, once and for all Insha-Allah(God Willing).