Women in Saudi were allowed to divorce husbands who smoke by a judge there. The judge said that should the women have health issues because of their husbands' smoking habits, they could file cases against them and the "legal rules applied in these cases could reach the stage of divorce." "If a woman married a man and then found out that he is a smoker, and she mentioned in her case that she had, as a result of his smoking, a health issue in the chest and severe allergy, after stating that she didn't want in the first place to marry a smoker because she considered it a fault in the man, their marriage should be ended because of the harm smoking causes and the inability of the couple to continue their life together," the Gulf News quoted the judge, as saying. However, he excluded the cases of those women who were aware of their husband's smoking prior to finalising their marriage contract, while the duration of marriage is another factor that will be to take into consideration. According to official figures, there are nearly 6 million smokers in Saudi Arabia, including 600,000 women, and 772,000 teenagers, including intermediate and secondary school students, while the country is the fourth largest importer of cigarettes in the world. Source: ANI << Significant Increase In The Number Of Facebook Users in Ind... Drink Helps Improve Memory in Alzheimer's Patients >> Recommended Reading Divorce: Pros and Cons Divorce can be traumatic for children and create a sense of insecurity amongst them. Couples should realize that joined parenting is important even after divorce. READ MORE How to Save your marriage You can save your marriage - even when your partner insists on a divorce. READ MORE Cigarette Smoking - A Silent Killer Smoking kills the smoker silently, pushing him towards serious illnesses, which slowly lead to death. READ MORE Smoking among Women Tobacco use in women is on the rise. The health risks of tobacco are far too many has never done a woman any good psychologically or health-wise. READ MORE How to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce? Divorce or breakup can be stressful and cause anxiety, depression and panic. Simple ways can help you deal with depression triggered by loss of marriage. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Drug - Food Interactions Diaphragmatic Hernia Iron Intake Calculator More News on: How to Save your marriageDivorce: Pros and ConsHow to Handle Depression and Stress while Going Through a Divorce?