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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 7, 2016 / Saudi Arabia
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Did you know that in KSA, lung cancer is the 5th most common cancer among males, and the 13th most common cancer among females? And that 83% of lung cancers in the Kingdom are attributed to smoking?

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That’s why, for the month of November, we are partnering with Saudi Cancer Society to help raise awareness about lung cancer. Here’s a few important facts to keep in mind:

  • People who smoke cigarettes are 10-30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from it than those who don’t.
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke irritates the airways and has harmful effects on a person’s heart and blood vessels.
  • If someone smokes in a car, the toxins build up – even when the windows are open or the air conditioner is on.
  • Secondhand smoke is particularly harmful to children and pregnant women

So, the next time you’re riding in an Uber, be considerate of your and others’ health: refrain from smoking and encourage others to do the same. It’s a small step to take to help make your Uber ride a healthier one.