In Egypt there are limited resources for tobacco control, and inclusion of cessation activities into health system programmes is not yet considered a priority. see more
Tobacco use kills about five million people worldwide each year and is projected to kill one billion people by the end of this century mostly occurring in low- and middle-income countries. (WHO Report on the Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2009). Fortunately, strategies to reduce the demand and acceptance are expected to lower tobacco use toll and would overtly affect the profits of The Industry. see more
the PTS Detect continine system provides quantitive measurement of the nicotine metabolite continine (25-200 ng / ml) in capillary (fingerstick) or venous whole blood. the test is for professional use to determine if an individual has been exposed to nicotine see more
cotinine, the major metabolite of nicotine, indicates exposure to tobacco and other nicotine-containing products.Cotinine has a longer half-life than nicotine, which allows for a more accurate assessment of smoking or exposure status and better monitoring of progress in smoking cessation program.