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Number of Iranian smokers reaches 11M

There are 11 million cigarette and hookah smokers in Iran, Ali Akbar Sayyari, deputy health minister said, adding the figure is equal to 14 percent of the Iranian population. Sayyari explained that 5 million of Iranians smoke cigarette, meanwhile the nu
TREND News Agency (az)
added Sep 5, 2014 17:55

Tobacco in Iran

Cigarettes maintains growth potential due to low unit prices and the rising number of smokers The number of smokers in Iran continued to grow during 2013 despite widespread advertising in the mass media highlighting the negative health effects of smoking
Euromonitor International
added Nov 11, 2014 18:25

[Iran] ‘Fifi Howls From Happiness,’ From Mitra Farahani

Iranian artist Bahman Mohassess. It’s an unnerving sound because ... of the eerie juxtaposition created by the image of Mr. Mohassess’s cigarette smoke curling around his head, not far from a portable oxygen device.
New York Times
added Aug 8, 2014 13:41

[Iran] Christian Man Has Lips Burned With A Cigarette For Eating During Ramadan

A Christian man in Iran was sentenced by a judge to have his lips burned by a cigarette after he was found eating during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
added Jul 24, 2014 09:41

Hookah a hit with Iranian youth

Smoking water-pipes is an age-old tradition with roots in Iran and India, but its recent resurgence in popularity among young Iranians is raising alarm bells with health professionals.
The Guardian (uk)
added Jul 22, 2014 15:30

[Asia] WHO's intl. award for tobacco control goes to Iranian doctor

Jihan Tavila, the representative of the World Health Organization in Iran, donated the award for international tobacco control to Dr. Kazem Nadafi, the head of the Health Ministry's Center for Environmental and Occupational Health announced on Wednesday.
Tehran Times
added Jul 3, 2014 04:42

Iran's underage smoking crisis

Iran's latest smoking statistics show the age of beginner smokers dropping to 13, and government institutions have few answers to this problem.
added Jun 17, 2014 07:55

Egypt, Iran, Pakistan among top growth countries with respect to tobacco consumption: WHO

According to a news release by the United Nations Information Center in Tehrn, WHO called on countries to raise tobacco taxes. Higher taxes on tobacco raise more revenue for governments and health programmes, reduce tobacco use and lead to healthier comm
Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA)
added May 30, 2014 04:17

[Iran, USA] Cigarette Smuggling Is Rampant in Places Where a Pack Costs $14.50—And Where a Pack Cost Fifty Cents

unlike in the U.S., the Iranian government has a good reason to look the other way. Cigarette smuggling, he explains, disrupts the dynamics in the country's bazaars. These markets were once the site of public protest and organizing by political oppositi
Smithsonian Magazine
added Mar 20, 2014 14:40

How Iran Smuggles its Smokes

While about half of all cigarettes consumed in Iran are produced by a government monopoly, approximately twenty percent are smuggled into the country. One out of every five packs bought in Iran are of unclear provenance, untaxed, and often lack the requir
Roads & Kingdoms
added Mar 18, 2014 09:31
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