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Saudi Arabia’s decision to impose 100 percent value added tax (VAT) on tobacco and its products will bring down the number of smokers in the country, said Dr. Mohammed Yamani, chairman of the board of directors of Naqa, an NGO that helps smokers kick the
Dec 29, 2016 Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jan 1, 2017 13:35
The Saudi government will from Sunday start implementing a selective tax that includes products that are harmful to health, primarily tobacco, energy drinks and sodas. Recent statistics show that 6 million smokers in Saudi Arabia will be affected by the t
Jun 10, 2017 Arab News (sa)
added Jun 13, 2017 02:14
they expect to raise between 8 billion and 10 billion riyals ($2.1 billion to $2.7 billion) annually from the tax, which will comprise a 50 percent levy on soft drinks and 100 percent on tobacco and energy drinks.
May 28, 2017 Reuters
added May 29, 2017 00:24
Smokers travel to Dubai to buy large quantities of tobacco at affordable prices in the aftermath of the decision to increase the prices of cigarettes in Saudi Arabia. The customs authorities put a cap on the quantity of tobacco which Saudi tourists ca
Mar 17, 2016 GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Mar 17, 2016 16:00
Oman, which adopted pictorial warnings on all tobacco products from August 9 this year, has been ranked 19th along with other countries in GCC in the ‘Cigarette Package Health Warnings: International Status Report 2012’.
Nov 27, 2012 Muscat Daily (om)
added Nov 27, 2012 06:50
Saudi Arabia's government estimates a new tax on tobacco and sugary drinks will raise between 8 billion and 10 billion riyals ($2.1 billion to $2.7 billion) annually, Al Arabiya television quoted the General Authority of Zakat and Tax as saying on Monday
Apr 17, 2017 Reuters
added Apr 17, 2017 17:41
Lebanon was the only Middle Eastern country where smoking rates for women were higher than 20% ... Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Oman were among the 10 countries with a population over 1 million that had the highest average daily cigarette consumption in 201
Jan 8, 2014 Gulf News (ae)
added Jan 8, 2014 07:36
Saudi Arabia unveiled yesterday the state budget plan for the fiscal year 2017. Under the new measure, a 100% tax would also be levied on tobacco and byproducts, as well as energy beverages.
Dec 26, 2016 GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Dec 27, 2016 01:43
Smoking is strictly forbidden...Hamid, 29, said that when he was caught smoking a cigar in his shop in Mosul in late August, “ISIS not only whipped me 15 times in public but forced me to pay a fine of 50,000 dinar,” or about $40 at the time.
Nov 29, 2015 New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 02:17
Tobacco consumption in the region is notoriously high. Smoking is everywhere. But who's running this powerful industry?...Here is a look at some of the national Middle Eastern manufacturers, their role in the local markets they operate in and their outlo
Jan 18, 2015 Your Middle East
added Jan 18, 2015 21:50