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[Asia, Saudi Arabia] First 'smoking-free' Saudi city: Taif

A Saudi city banned sale of cigarettes and other types of tobacco at all shops as part of plan to become a "smoking free" town. The southern town of Taif told all its shops and supermarkets to refrain from selling all types of tobacco and warned violato
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Mar 15, 2014 14:19
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Price of cigarettes to double from Sunday

The Saudi government will from Sunday start implementing a selective tax that includes products that are harmful to health, primarily tobacco, energy drinks and sodas. Recent statistics show that 6 million smokers in Saudi Arabia will be affected by the t
Arab News (sa)
added Jun 13, 2017 02:14
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[Asia] Blockbuster "Transformers" criticised for smoking shots in China

Tobacco control campaigners on Monday protested against smoking in the movie "Transformers", which has broken box office records in China. In "Transformers: Age of Extinction", major character Hound is seen with a cigar in his mouth, which has a bad infl
Xinhua Newswire
added Jul 7, 2014 16:23
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[Asia, Asia-pacific] Cambodia bans smoking shisha and e-cigarettes

Cambodia has banned e-cigarettes and shisha pipes saying the increasingly popular products contain damaging levels of nicotine and are leading young people to take up smoking. The National Authority for Combating Drugs (NACD) ordered authorities to immed
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 27, 2014 19:03
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt] Healthier than ever

Although the price of cigarettes has skyrocketed in recent years, Egyptians are smoking more than ever. Multinational tobacco companies are competing aggressively for a slice of the market... "Watch Egyptian TV...the characters are smoking Marlboros," say
Zawya.com (ae)
added Feb 24, 2016 18:43
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[Asia-pacific, East Timor, India] Southeast Asian Health Ministers Sign Anti-Tobacco Declaration

The Dili Declaration called on governments, United Nations agencies and partners to accelerate tobacco control in the region which accounts for over one-third of the world's tobacco use. "Tobacco kills 1.3 million people in the region every year, includi
New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) (in)
added Sep 8, 2015 10:31
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[Asia, Mid-east] Saudi Arabia to impose 100 percent value added tax on tobacco

Saudi Arabia’s decision to impose 100 percent value added tax (VAT) on tobacco and its products will bring down the number of smokers in the country, said Dr. Mohammed Yamani, chairman of the board of directors of Naqa, an NGO that helps smokers kick the
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jan 1, 2017 13:35
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[Asia, India] ITC jumps on likely hold on loose cigarette ban

on reports that the government has indicated that it is in favour of wider consultations before bringing any amendments to the existing laws to restrict the sale of loose cigarettes. Steel Authority of India (Sail) dropped after the government announced t
Business Standard (in)
added Dec 4, 2014 20:42
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Asia lights up tobacco giant's sales

Revenue from Asia is expected to nearly double as more smokers are choosing Philip Morris's premium brands.
CNN/Money
added Jul 27, 2012 11:38
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[Asia, India] Gutkha, pan masala banned in Haryana, says health minister

manufacturing, storage, distribution and sale of gutkha, pan masala, flavoured or scented tobacco and similar products containing tobacco have been completely banned in the state. The minister said that other products containing tobacco available in marke
Hindustan Times (in)
added Sep 10, 2015 13:20
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