‘You know what cigarette smoke does to your lungs, your smoker’s cough keeps you up at night and you don’t see a reason to keep on smoking. So why not stop this Ramadan?
Ramadan isn’t just about fasting— it’s also about cleansing the mind and the soul of vices. Dr Deepa Sankar, a clinical psychologist based in Dubai, explains how the spirit of Ramadan is especially conducive to smokers looking to quit.
She told Gulf News: “Studies show that religious or spiritual beliefs typically play a positive role in adjustment and better health. Muslims refrain from consuming food, drinking liquids and smoking during daylight hours in Ramadan. The increased sense of spirituality through the month would help to sustaining motivation levels to quit smoking.”’