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[Lebanon, Mid-east, Syria] Tobacco control in the Middle East : The Lancet Oncology ($$)

A visit from WHO in the winter of 2010 confirmed that the Syrian ban was indeed being implemented, but the events of the past 18 months or so make it unlikely that this is still the case. Neighbouring Lebanon is in a better position to ...
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 14, 2012 16:16
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] Smoke-free GCC? Why a new heat-not-burn cigarette may make smoking less harmful

One of the biggest tobacco companies in the world is hoping to introduce a ‘smoke-free’ cigarette to the GCC that will encourage the region’s four-million smokers to switch to a potentially less harmful product.... to stand for ‘I-Quit-Ordinary-Smoking’,
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Aug 21, 2017 14:32
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[Asia, Mid-east] Oman health: Ministry bans ads of tobacco from shops

Tobacco products can no longer be “advertised” in supermarkets and shops under new rules, a senior official of the Ministry of Health has said. Speaking to the Times of Oman, Dr Jawad Al Lawati, senior consultant and rapporteur for the National Tobacco C
Times of Oman (om)
added Jan 5, 2017 20:53
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[Asia, Mid-east] That was a close shave! Iraqi men get rid of their beards and enjoy openly smoking cigarettes as they celebrate being rescued from ISIS

Elsewhere, men also lit up celebratory cigarettes, enjoying their first taste of smoking since it was also banned by the terror group two years ago.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 2, 2016 21:47
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[Asia, Egypt, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi passenger arrested for smoking aboard flight

: A Saudi national sparked a state of panic among passengers when he began smoking aboard a Saudi Airlines flight heading from Medina to Cairo. The man smoked a cigarette inside the plane's toilet which caused the on-flight alarm to go off.
GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Oct 31, 2016 01:43
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[Asia, Mid-east] Call for ban on sheesha from city centre in Oman

A large number of sheesha (tobacco smoking) restaurants have been fined after they were found violating the rules and regulations laid down by the municipalities. A sheesha restaurant will now have to be located at least 200 metres away from residential
Times of Oman (om)
added Oct 11, 2016 15:27
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[India, Iraq, Mid-east, Switzerland] UN diplomats lived large on smuggled tobacco

In August, two employees of the diplomatic mission of Iraq to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland were accused of abusing their diplomatic status to illegally funnel over 600,000 cigarettes into France over the course of 3 years in order to sell on
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:17
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[Asia, Mid-east] Israel Railways Fined NIS 6 Million Over Platform Smoking

Smoking on Israel Railways trains is illegal – and, based on a 2012 law on smoking in public places, so is smoking on train platforms. But Israel Railways failed to enforce that law for years, leading to a class-action lawsuit that cost the railroad NIS 6
Hamodia - The Daily Newspaper for Torah Jewry
added Sep 25, 2016 13:40
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Smoking in workplace among fair reasons for dismissal

Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Labour and Social Development has listed 16 reasons for fair dismissal in both the public and private sectors. The list includes ...smoking, tampering with the attendance timings, neglect, and incitement to disobeying instructi
Gulf News (ae)
added Jun 9, 2016 16:48
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[Mid-east] UAE to scare smokers with gory pictures, higher cigarette taxes

Raising taxes and changing the set of gory pictures on cigarette packs are among the steps that will soon be taken by the UAE to curb tobacco use in the country. Ahead of World No Tobacco Day tomorrow, a senior official from the UAE Ministry of Health a
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added May 30, 2016 15:04
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