Ministry of Health denies existence of “SOL” disease

The Ministry of Health dismissed social networking platforms reports on a serious new disease under the name “SOL,” transmitted by smoking Shisha (water pipe), as “baseless”.

“There is no disease registered locally, regionally or globally by this name, which requires clarification in line with the scientific credibility and objectivity of health awareness based on medical facts, not on rumor-driven warning,” the ministry’s spokesman Hatem al-Azrai said on Thursday.

Al-Azrai said the ministry warns of the dangers of tobacco and its damage to health and the ailments it causes, foremost of which are cancer and heart diseases, which result in the death of millions annually around the world.

Source: Jordan News Agency