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[Jordan, Mid-east] Iftaa Department issues fatwa prohibiting e-cigarettes, argileh

The Iftaa Department on Wednesday issued a fatwa stating that smoking electronic cigarettes and argileh (water pipe) was “prohibited by Sharia”, saying that it affects health and is a waste of money...based on the Quranic verses which prohibit “what is ev
Jordan Times (jo)
added Dec 4, 2018 17:08
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[Mid-east, UAE: Ajman] 30% Ajman food outlets warned for flouting tobacco rules

Thirty per cent of the 150 food outlets inspected by the Ajman Municipality have been found to be brazenly flouting the federal law on tobacco control. These restaurants and cafes have been given a grace period of 15 days to stop serving shisha and shape
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Dec 4, 2018 15:58

[Mid-east] Health Ministry: 8.7 Percent of Egyptians Regularly Smoke Shisha

8.7 percent of Egyptians regularly smoke shisha, while 1.2 percent smoke electronic cigarettes, according to Maysa Hamza, Director General of the Ministry of Health’s Environment Health Department. Smoking is a major cause of non-communicable diseases,
Al (jo)
added Dec 1, 2018 16:07

[Mid-east] UAE to enforce new regulations on tobacco products soon

The decision stated that the Marking Tobacco and Tobacco Products Scheme will go into effect as of January 1, 2019, affecting all types of cigarettes sold locally - whether imported or locally produced - with plans to gradually expand the Scheme to inclu
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Nov 28, 2018 23:03

[Asia, Mid-east] Hooked on hookah: UAE experts report surge in shisha addicts

A rising number of UAE residents are seeking help after becoming hooked on shisha, an addiction expert has said. Johanna Griffin, a Dubai-based specialist, said there has been a noticeable spike in patients attempting to kick the habit. They had often s
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Nov 19, 2018 19:49

[Mid-east, Qatar] MoPH aims at cutting tobacco consumption by 30% in 4 years

The Ministry of Public Health has confirmed that it is working with its partners to reduce tobacco consumption by 30 percent by 2022... During Doha Healthcare Week, which is taking place from November 6 to 12, the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) highligh
The Peninsula (qa)
added Nov 12, 2018 22:08

[Mid-east, Uae] GCC needs to harmonise excise policies to prevent illicit trade, tobacco company exec says

The Gulf Cooperation Council's customs union needs to harmonise any increases in duty on tobacco if it wants to combat the threat of illicit trade, a senior figure in one of the world's biggest tobacco companies has said. Speaking at The Economist's Glo (ae)
added Nov 2, 2018 20:48

[Mid-east] It's Official: UAE Bans E-Cigarettes in Public

Residents in the UAE are confused over the rules surrounding the personal use of e-cigarettes, both in public places and at home, and are calling for clearer rules on the issue. However, the Dubai Municipality has made it clear that e-cigarettes are trea
Al (jo)
added Oct 16, 2018 20:40

[Mid-east] UAE considering lifting ban on e-cigarettes

Tobacco giants, under attack from governments and forced to print gruesome warnings on their products, pour millions into 'healthier' e-cigarette products
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Sep 3, 2018 14:47
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[Mid-east] PMI Takes Smoke-Free Call to Creative Communities Truly Global at Middle East and Africa’s Premier Gathering

We started our push at the Cannes Festival of Creativity, where we asked creative agencies to join PMI in making the world smoke-free. We are continuing our efforts to find partners with a presence at the Middle East and Africa’s biggest gathering of crea
Business Wire
added Aug 25, 2018 13:59
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