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[Asia] Cigars, once banned, fire up troop morale in Afghanistan

military, civilian and contractor members of the Tali-banned Cigar Aficionado Club here say it’s more than a nicotine fix. It’s a bond of friendship, an escape from the drudgery of deployed life and a taste of home. The group takes its name from the fact
Stars & Stripes
added Dec 10, 2016 18:05
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[Afghanistan] Kabul police raid shisha cafes in "debauchery" crackdown

confiscating shisha water pipes and paraphernalia in a campaign to halt "debauchery and vulgarity". Critics say the campaign will only distract police from the Afghan capital's deteriorating security situation, while doing little to change the pervasive s
Reuters
added Nov 28, 2016 01:14
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[Afghanistan, Iraq] Blowing Bureaucratic Smoke / An FDA rule threatens to stop donations of cigars to U.S. troops. ($$)

The FDA’s bureaucrats are happy to have U.S. soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines dodge bullets overseas but they’re horrified they might relax by lighting up a stogie. Maybe we should send Mr. Califf and his colleagues who wrote this rule to Helmand pr
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 8, 2016 19:50
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[Afghanistan, Asia, Pakistan] Smuggled cigarettes causing Rs24b loss

Pakistan is losing billions of rupees in annual excise revenue due to large scale and organised smuggling of internationally popular cigarette brands into Pakistan via Afghanistan. A report by Tobacco Farmers Welfare Association (TFWA) estimates an annua
The Nation (pk)
added Jul 22, 2016 16:58
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[Afghanistan, Asia] Pakistan losing billions in revenues due to sale of smuggled cigarettes

Pakistan is losing billions of rupees in the annual excise revenue due to large scale and organised smuggling of internationally renowned brands into Pakistan via Afghanistan...brands like Benson & Hedges, Dunhill, Marlboro, Pine etc. are proliferating am
Daily Times (pk)
added Aug 8, 2016 20:27
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[Afghanistan, Asia] Kunduz Residents Live in Fear of Taliban’s Return

As a sign of their confidence, the Taliban recently issued an edict that they said applied to all of Kunduz Province and was a direct throwback to their harsh rule...They also insisted on an end to the use of tobacco, drugs and alcohol, and a ban on “vulg
New York Times
added Feb 7, 2016 16:09
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[Afghanistan, Asia, Iran, Pakistan] Cigarette industry: 'FBR should tie revenue projections to market share'

officials of a cigarette manufacturing unit met the tax authorities at the FBR House to discuss the revenue implications of the illicit and counterfeit cigarette...Meanwhile, Minister (Trade), Washington D.C., Embassy of Pakistan, USA has informed the FBR
Business Recorder (pk)
added May 15, 2015 11:42
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[Afghanistan] Bergdahl Was in Unit Known for Its Troubles

To many of those soldiers, Sergeant Bergdahl was viewed as standoffish or eccentric, smoking a pipe instead of spitting tobacco, as so many soldiers do, and reading voraciously when others napped or watched videos.
New York Times
added Jun 8, 2014 10:05
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[Afghanistan, USA] CRAIG BROWN: U.S. traitor - or Pipe Smoker Of The Year?

The modern face is ill-suited to a pipe. This was my first reaction on seeing the photograph of the flaky U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl posing with a pipe between his lips at an observation post in Afghanistan before he was captured by the Taliban. ... it s
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 5, 2014 08:44
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Afghanistan parliament votes to ban smoking in public

Afghan parliament passed a series of anti-smoking measures in a concerted effort to try to eradicate the widespread health hazard of smoking, as well as alleviating non-smokers from this public nuisance, according to Khaama Press. The introduction of new
The Times of Central Asia (kg)
added Jan 26, 2014 06:16
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