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Smoke Free Ramadan Campaign 2004

Once again the Muslim Health Network is preparing for the Tobacco & Second-Hand Smoke Free Ramadan Campaign 2004 in conjunction with QUITand the British Heart Foundation.

Having organised and delivered two smoking cessation training days in London and Birmingham this year, MHN hopes to re-design, enhance and improve the reach and effectiveness of the campaign based upon the suggestions and comments of community leaders, Imams, smoking cessation advisors and health professionals who attended the events.

The Campaign will again aim to help members of the Muslim community, who have an above average number of smokers compared with the rest of the population, to give-up smoking. As last years enclosed copies indicate, MHN offers the design, print, collation and distribution of Ramadan (Fasting) Timetables to Mosques within your area for the Ramadan period. A period when large numbers of Muslims attend the Mosque for worship and will use these timetables on a daily basis.

Ramadan is a time when Muslims abstain from food, drink and for those who smoke, cigarettes, during daylight hours. Hence it is an ideal opportunity to help the large number of Muslim smokers in the UK, give up smoking once and for all. In line with this, the Muslim Health Network is currently approaching PCT's, Health Authorities and Smoking Cessation Departments throughout the UK to offer this unique service that can disseminate important, dedicated and directed smoking cessation information to the Muslim community and help people give-up smoking!

With the assistance and kind support of local PCT’s we were able to distribute over 113,000 timetables free of charge in over 80 mosques across the country, a figure we hope to expand on this year. We received an excellent response from the community who commended and fully supported the efforts of all involved. Just some of the mail we received included:

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 this dirty habit for good!
Zainab, N.London

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!
Farooq, Birmingham

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.
Sulayman, Wales

We hope you will take part this year, the cut-off date for ordering timetables this year is 24th September 2004.  If you would like information on special deals for larger timetable quantities or have any questions or queries then please do not hesitate to contact us on 020 8799 4475



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