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New taxes have Egyptian smokers fuming

As part of a new VAT bill aimed at reforming the country’s fiscal policy, the Egyptian government hikes up taxes on cigarettes and tobacco for the third year in a row, raising concern among smokers of limited income who now must choose between paying mor
Al-Monitor
added Aug 2, 2016 13:37
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[Africa, Asia] Almost 350 smoking & drug abuse scenes in Egyptian Ramadan TV series so far: FTAF

A total of 348 scenes featuring smoking and drug abuse have been aired in TV series in the first five days of the holy month of Ramadan, the social solidarity ministry's Fighting and Treating Addiction Fund (FTAF) said in a Wednesday statement
Al-Ahram (eg)
added Jun 17, 2016 20:04
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt] Ramadan 2016 TV series are 'smoking'... literally!

A total of 348 scenes featuring smoking and drug abuse have been aired in TV series in the first five days of the holy month of Ramadan, the social solidarity ministry's Fighting and Treating Addiction Fund (FTAF) said in a Wednesday statement
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Jun 17, 2016 02:34
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Cash offer for TV shows to hide cigarettes, drugs has some in Egypt fuming

Minister of Social Solidarity Ghada Wali announced on May 11 that the ministry would offer a reward of 1 million Egyptian pounds (about $100,000) to any TV series airing during the upcoming Ramadan that does not feature any smoking or drug use.
Al-Monitor
added May 21, 2016 20:09
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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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[Africa, Asia] Al-Bawaba Egypt's tobacco industry is smokin', despite tax hike

Egypt's main and sole tobacco producer said its total cigarette production over the past fiscal year has seen an uptick of around 8.5 percent, with 82 billion cigarettes produced and 79 billion sold, mostly to Egyptians, in this period. Eastern Company—p
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Dec 7, 2015 15:51
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[Africa, Asia] Egypt's only cigarette producer says 79 billion cigarettes sold over past year

has seen an uptick of around 8.5 percent, with 82 billion cigarettes produced and 79 billion sold, mostly to Egyptians, in this period. Eastern Company—predominantly owned by the Egyptian state, manufactured 82 billion cigarettes in the year—nearly 61 bil
Al-Ahram (eg)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:31
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[Egypt] Flash Was Detected as Russian Jet Broke Apart, U.S. Military Officials Say

They shrug off the risks, exhale cigarette smoke and talk about destiny. “Russia is dangerous and not safe either,” said Svetlana Golobitz, a pediatrician from St. Petersburg sucking on a cigarette just outside the terminal gate. “You can have an acciden
New York Times
added Nov 7, 2015 15:40
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[Egypt, UK] Come home without your luggage: Fury as 20,000 stranded Britons are told they can fly home from Sharm... but only with the bare essentials

'The two members of airport security that waved me through the body scanners were more interesting in smoking cigarettes and eating their dinner. They barely acknowledged our presence. 'We were shocked to see how easy it was to get through with unauthori
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 7, 2015 02:00
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Egypt] PHA: Towards corporate dictatorship

Philip Morris tobacco company is using ISDS.... It affects workers. Similar ISDS provisions are being used... it means that unelected foreign transnational corporations can dictate the policies of democratically elected governments and over-ride the highe
Communist Party of Australia (CPA) (au)
added Oct 13, 2015 10:20
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