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Quit & Win - DHCC – Quit and Win Smoking Contest 2009

   

DHCC has launched the Quit and Win contest amongst the UAE community which forms part of the longer term campaign called “Live Healthy, Live Tobacco Free”.

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The Quit and Win contest aims at providing all current smokers with the tools, support and knowledge, via medical experts in the field, to quit all forms of smoking for the long term.

Registration Process

Eligible Participants

To be eligible to register, smokers must comply with the following criteria:

  • Over the age of 18years.

  • A daily smoker for at least one year.

  • A Witness (family member, friend or colleague) willing to sign for the participant.

All registrants will receive a Quit and Win Package which provides detailed information regarding the following:

  • How to Quit / Your Quit Plan

  • 5 days before you Quit

  • Your Quit Day

  • Temptations and Coping Mechanisms
Registration Process Thursday 21st May – Sunday 31st May
Launch of Program – World No Tobacco Day Sunday 31st May
Quit Program Sunday 31st May – Sunday 28th June
Biomedical Test Monday 29th of June
Major Prize Draw Tuesday 30th June
 
 

Registration Locations

   
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Launch Day – Sunday 31st May 2009

   

The launch of the Quit and Win contest will take place on Sunday 31st May at Al Razi Building within Dubai Healthcare City.

A press conference is arrange with the Minister of Health, Dr Ayesha M. Abdullah (Senior Vice President, DHCC), Dr Ayesha Al Mutawa (Vice President, CPQ), DHCC tenants and employees, Sponsors and Media.

 
 

Quit and Win Plan

   
The Quit and Win contest will run for four weeks in total. During this time support will be provided via medical professionals.
 
 

Counseling Support

   
   
Name: Dr Sabina Al Aidarous MBBS(UK) Bsc(Hons -UK), DRCOG(UK), MRCGP(UK)
Gender: Female
Specialty: Family Medicine Specialist
Languages Spoken: English, Hindi/Urdu and some Arabic
Mobile no: 0566912159
Email: [email protected]
   
   
Name:

Dr. Shujaat Nathani

Gender: Female
Specialty: Child and Adult Psychiatrist
Languages Spoken: English and Hindi
Call: 04 3635343
Mobile no: 050-4284644
Email: [email protected]
   
Name: Dr. Fatima Ibragimova
Gender: Female
Specialty: Family Medicine
Languages Spoken: English, Dutch, French and Russian
Call: 04 3635343
Mobile no: 0501582378
Email: [email protected]
   
   
Name: Dr Firas Amawi
Gender: Female
Specialty: Family Medicine Specialist
Languages Spoken: Arabic and English
Call: 04 429 7777
Email: [email protected]
   
Name: Dr Gordon Bland
Gender: Male
Specialty: Family Medicine Specialist
Languages Spoken: English
Call: 04 429 7777
Email: [email protected]
 

Final Contest Day

   

On the final contest day (Sunday 30th June) all registrants will be required to attend Sulaiman Habib Medical Center at Dubai Healthcare City for a biomedical test.

The principle source of nicotine is tobacco products. Tobacco smoking or chewing results in the absorption of nicotine through the lung and buccal/nasal epithelium, after which nicotine is metabolized into 20 metabolites excreted in urine. Cotinine, a major metabolite of nicotine accumulates in the body with regular smoking. It is reported that Cotinine is stable in body fluids and has a relatively long half-life of approximately 17 hours. Therefore the detection of Cotinine is less dependent on the time of sampling than that of nicotine and other metabolites. Cotinine has been widely used as a bio-marker of tobacco exposure.

A biomedical Nicotine Test is a one step immunoassay that is used for the qualitative detection of Cotinine in human urine. It is based on the principle of highly specific immunochemical reactions of antigens and antibodies. It is a simple and convenient test for the rapid qualitative detection of Cotinine in human urine at 200 ng/ml cut-off concentration.

Interpretation of Test Results:
Negative Positive Invalid

The development of two lines, a control line and a test line, in the test result window indicates a negative test screen for the targeted drug or drug metabolite.

The development of only one line, the control line, in the test result window indicates a positive test screen for the targeted drug or drug metabolite.

The absence of a control line in the test result window indicates an invalid test result regardless of the presence of a test line in the test result window.


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Reference: Craig Medical Distribution online
 
 

Major Prize Draw

   

Upon completion of the biomedical test, all successful quitters will be eligible to enter the draw to win major prizes from the following sponsors:

   
   
   
     
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