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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east] 'Stub it out': Saddam Hussein's doctor ordered him to quit smoking

"I said: "I don’t think you’re going to stop smoking and therefore I’ve no intention of coming to see you again.'...later discovered that the Iraqi dictator had shot dead his minister of health after a similar disagreement.
The [London, UK] Express
added Aug 10, 2015 09:56
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[Asia, Mid-east, UK] How tobacco firms tried to undermine Muslim countries' smoking ban

Attempts to tackle sales threat by framing criticism of smoking as fundamentalist fanaticism are outlined in cache of documents from 1970s...“‘You couldn’t make it up’...we had tobacco industry lawyers actually developing theological arguments."
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 09:51
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi- Women benefit from anti-smoking clinics

Six hundred and sixty-one female smokers have visited anti-smoking clinics recently said Ali Al-Wadae'e general supervisor of the anti-smoking program. 'The number of patients registered with anti-smoking clinics has reached 7200 of which 994 visit 'fixe
MENAFN.com
added Dec 2, 2014 07:26
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[Mid-east] Philip Morris International Inc. (“PMI”) Announces Agreement to Acquire a 49% Interest in Arab Investors-TA (FZC) for $625 Million

definitive agreement to acquire 49% of the shares of United Arab Emirates-based Arab Investors-TA (FZC) (“AITA”) for $625 million. Through its acquisition of 49% of the shares of AITA, PMI will secure an almost 25% economic interest in the Société des Tab
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Oct 18, 2013 08:45
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[Asia, Mid-east] Tobacco and entertainment industries target Ramadan audience: WHO

(WHO) is greatly concerned at the level at which tobacco use, in all its forms, has been aggressively promoted during the airing of drama series screened across the Eastern Mediterranean Region ... Viewers were regularly exposed to scenes in which celebri
Ahlul Bayt News Agency (ir)
added Aug 21, 2013 10:26
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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] Oman to hike tax on tobacco

Tax on tobacco in Oman will soon be doubled, senior officials at the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday. Set to be levied at 200 per cent, this increase is a part of the Sultanate’s recently launched National Multisectoral Plan for Prevention and Con
Times of Oman (om)
added Feb 12, 2018 06:41
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[Asia, Mid-east] Does doubling of UAE cigarette prices only hit low-income smokers?

“It’s too early to measure impact because a lot of people have been hoarding cigarettes in the last few months knowing that the prices will go up," commented the doctor who has served as the president of the Emirates Cardiac Society in the past. “Many
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Oct 17, 2017 17:59
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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] E-Cigarettes and Vaping Market in Iran

Smoking in Iran is at record levels, social observers and national health groups say. Every day more and more people are taking up the habit, some as young as 13 years old, according to the Iranian Anti-Tobacco Association. A local anti-smoking group e
Financial Tribune
added Apr 6, 2017 02:06
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