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[Iraq, Mid-east] Imperial Tobacco sales growth disrupted by rise of Isis

The rise of Islamic extremism in the Middle East has disrupted sales growth at Imperial Tobacco, which has blamed the “turbulent situation” for falling cigarette and tobacco sales in Iraq, one of its key growth markets. “In several Middle Eastern markets
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 19, 2014 07:05
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Up in smoke: ISIS in Iraq burn cigarettes, shisha tobacco

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have burnt huge amounts of cigarettes and mu'assel (shisha tobacco mix) in Mosul saying the items are religiously prohibited, photos published on an ISIS Twitter account showed.
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jul 16, 2014 19:07
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[Iraq] Around 18 percent of women smoke tobacco

The figures show that around 18 percent of the women in the autonomous Kurdistan Region are cigarette smokers, according to a survey conducted by Zhian Health Organization (ZHO). ?At least 43 percent of the cigarette smokers of the Region are the young
The Kurdish Globe (iq)
added Jun 19, 2013 16:51
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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east, Syria, Turkey] The politics of smoking in today's Middle East

As ISIS found out in Kirkuk and Erdogan has realized in Turkey, convincing Middle Easterners to quit smoking is an uphill battle. Among the Turkish people, poverty and economic struggles have only increased already high rates of tobacco consumption. On a
Your Middle East
added Aug 20, 2016 20:39
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[UK] Imperial Tobacco cautions on Syria and Iraq but positive about overall outlook

Imperial Tobacco - recently tipped as a takeover target for rivals BAT or Japan Tobacco - has cautioned that the current conflicts in Syria and Iraq will hold back its progress this year. Reporting a 2.4% rise in full year operating profits to £3.05bn,
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 3, 2015 17:22
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Islamists Scour Iraq for Shisha Smokers, Kalashnikovs at the Ready

“They told the cafe owner that allowing such forms of entertainment was sinful and they didn’t leave until he pledged to ban it,” said Younes, 30, who was too scared of reprisals to give his full name. “We’re hurtling fast toward the unknown.” The group,
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Jul 9, 2014 19:17
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[Iraq, Syria] ISIS cracks down on cigarettes and alcohol: Extraordinary pictures emerge of hardline jihadists piling whisky, beer and tobacco onto bonfire

Hardline jihadists have banned drinking and smoking because it is against the harsh form of Sharia law they impose / Last month a French jihadist was jailed in Paris after returning home because he could not face giving up smoking
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 4, 2014 20:39
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[Iraq, UK] War on cigarettes Isis style: smokers face losing their fingers ($$)

Jubilant Isis militants destroyed thousands of packets of cigarettes yesterday as the group began enforcing its strict interpretation of Islamic law in areas of Iraq captured in the past week.
Times Of London (uk)
added Jun 20, 2014 11:33
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[Asia, Mid-east] PHOTOS: ISIS Publicly Flogs 3 ‘Cigarette Smugglers’ in Zuba City, Iraq

ISIS militants publicly whips three men charged with smuggling cigarettes, which are considered "haram," or forbidden, by ISIS. The men who caught the alleged smugglers are ISIS religious police, known as "Hisbah." Hisbah is short for “Rijaal al-hisbah”
Heavy
added Mar 27, 2016 21:10
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[Iraq] Cigarette smuggler skirts deadly edge of IS smoking ban

was running a big risk: The militants have banned smoking and lighting up is punishable with a fine or broken finger. Selling cigarettes can be a death sentence. Falah Abdullah Jamil, 30, relied on his quick wits and silver tongue. When the fighters came
AP - Associated Press
added Jun 21, 2015 15:04
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