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[Asia, Mid-east] Jordan embarks on aggressive anti-smoking campaign

The aggressive campaign ban­ning smoking in public places mainly targets young Jordanians with a special focus on school and university students, almost 50% of whom are smokers, in a country where 29% of the adult popula­tion smokes. It is promoted with
Middle East Online (uk)
added Jun 19, 2017 15:08
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] ‘Firm implementation’ of anti-smoking laws pledged

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, health sector stakeholders pledged “firm implementation” of the Public Health Law as of July 1. Amendments to the law were endorsed earlier this month, imposing further restrictions on violators,
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jun 1, 2017 02:33
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] 19 cafes closed in crackdown on selling argileh to minors

as the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) continues strict measures to inspect facilities serving argileh, an informed source said Saturday. Serving argileh (water pipe) to minors is illegal under the Public Health Law.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
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[Mid-east] Jordanians protest new taxes

Hundreds of Jordanians protested Friday across the kingdom... The government earlier this month imposed new sales taxes on internet and mobile use, bread, domestic fuel and petrol, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] Amendments to Public Health Law a step in right direction — experts

Proposed changes seek to address ‘loopholes’, increase fine on smokers in public places...Tobacco-Free Jordan Association, said the association fully supports the amendments, which are consistent with international standards for tobacco control.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Feb 18, 2017 00:20
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] Anti-smoking campaigners welcome tax hike on tobacco

praised the government's decision on Wednesday to raise the prices of cigarettes, while smokers had mixed reactions. The decision stipulates raising the special tax on cigarettes by JD0.457 to JD1.205 according to the packet price. On Thursday, the Inc
Jordan Times (jo)
added Feb 10, 2017 15:16
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[Jordan] Argileh smokers prone to symptoms of ‘distressed respiratory system’ — study

Regular argileh smoking is associated with a reporting of substantially more respiratory symptoms in young adults, according to a new study conducted by the King Hussein Cancer Center’s (KHCC) Cancer Control Office.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jan 12, 2017 18:14
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[Asia, Mid-east] Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

the man had been motivated by his anger over the cartoon posted to Facebook by writer Nahed Hattar...depicted a bearded man, smoking and in bed with two women, asking God to bring him wine and cashews. All physical depictions of God or the Prophet Muhamma
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 26, 2016 17:43
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east, Syria] Can he kick the habit? Taim Hassan wants to quit smoking with a cigarette in his mouth!

In an unconventional way to try and kick the habit, the Syrian actor challenged himself by putting a cig in his mouth and seeing how long he could go for without lighting it up. The "Nos Youm" actor shared his woes with his Instagram followers by postin
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Jul 29, 2016 00:23
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[Jordan, New Jersey, Virginia] N.J. woman headed to prison for bootlegging millions of dollars in cigarettes

A dual citizen of the United States and Jordan, Laila Alayat and a 39-year-old man purchased thousands of cartons of cigarettes from wholesale club stores in Virginia, taking advantage of the nation's second-lowest per carton tax, Roanoke.com said.
NJ.com
added Jun 17, 2016 21:05
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