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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Smoking , major cause of heart attacks in Somaliland - (Video)

Medeshi - Cigarettes are cheaper in Somaliland than in any other country in the World simply because tobacco companies dump cheap cigarettes in the third world to promote consumption. A pack of 20 costs $13 in UK while the same costs a fraction of that in Somaliland.

There is no data in Somaliland which shows  how many people die of heart attack but it is assumed that most of the people that die young as well as those in theie middle ages are the victims of smoking complicated by Khat chewing and poor diet. People should therefore,  be maid aware of the health hazards and the mental and physical effects of cigarettes on the whole population. Heavy tariffs should be imposed on cigarettes to discourage consumers from excessive smoking.
In this video , Public Health England creates awareness among public through the above video message:
"The video illustrates  the toxic cycle of cigarette smoke as it enters the blood and affects the lungs, heart and brain. It shows the damage that smoking can do to every part of the body -- and explains that every time you smoke, blood that is thick and dirty with toxins circulates through your body in seconds, increasing your chances of a heart attack or stroke."

So this is the message for the people of Somaliland , particularly the smokers :   If you could see the damage, you should stop.
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London : Killer of Hassan Isman sent to court

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Friday, January 10, 2014

London : Vacancy for Somali speaking performer, Story Spinner

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Australia : Ayaan Mohamed finally granted medical visa

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U.S. military presence in Somalia

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(Medeshi) - At least 30 members of the militant Islamist group al Shabaab have been killed in an air strike on one of their training camps in Somalia, Kenya’s military said on Friday.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Albanian Police seize 13 Eritrean and Somali immigrants

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Shebab militants in Somalia ban Internet

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

London Somali community mourns the passing of Abdi Gouhad - a great Somali artist

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London : Missing Somali teenage girl from Kilburn is found

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Monday, January 6, 2014

Kenya : Khat producers left high and dry after UK ban

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

Kuwait : Ethiopian Maid In Suicide Bid - ‘Better To Die’

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Water wars : Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan fail to compromise over Grand Renaissance dam

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London : Police appeal over the killing of Hassan Isman Omer

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