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[Asia, Mid-east, Qatar] Smokers encouraged to focus on health benefits of quitting during Ramadan

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Smoking Cessation Clinic is encouraging tobacco smokers to use the opportunity to quit the habit and focus on living a healthier lifestyle. Every year during Ramadan, HMC’s Smoking Cessation Clinic receives hundreds of n
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added May 21, 2017 19:59
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[Africa, Mid-east] Egypt's Eastern Co, Philip Morris reach agreement over arrears

Egypt's top cigarette maker Eastern Company said on Thursday it had reached an agreement with its international partner Philip Morris for the tobacco giant to pay back outstanding debt and make future payments in the local currency.
Reuters
added Mar 2, 2017 04:53
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[Asia, Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Shisha the biggest smoking threat to health, Abu Dhabi study shows

The New York University Abu Dhabi Public Health Research Centre research discovered that shisha can pollute an entire house and those in rooms where smoking is not taking place are not safe. Dr Scott Sherman, the principal investigator at the centre and
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Nov 2, 2016 19:11
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[Asia, Mid-east] Plan to curb cigarette sales near schools and colleges in Oman

The meeting of the National Committee for Tobacco Control (NCTC) on Sunday also discussed a curb on importing and trading of electronic cigarettes and shisha. Dr Jawad Al Lawati, senior consultant and rapporteur for the National Tobacco Control Committe
Times of Oman (om)
added Oct 10, 2016 16:30
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[Mid-east] Waterpipe smoking may cause many forms of cancer afterall

Analysis of a selection of studies has shown that misconception among the general public has led to many Arab-world smokers replacing cigarettes with water pipes in the mistaken belief that it’s safer. Sustained exposure to tar, nicotine and smoke, com
Nature Middle East (uk)
added Sep 27, 2016 17:45
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[Mid-east, Syria] ISIS arrest 50 people for SMOKING and will flog them in public for the 'crime'

Islamic State militants have arrested more than 50 men in Syria for the 'crime' of smoking, which is banned under the strict Sharia law the terror group has imposed....are expected to be publicly flogged in the district of Yarmouk, south of the Syrian cap
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 4, 2016 11:25
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[Mid-east, Qatar] 200 visited HMC's Smoking Cessation Clinic during Ramadan

“ Usually, the number of people who are motivated to quit smoking increases in Ramadan because fasting requires abstinence from smoking in addition to refraining from food and drink during the day. So the figure we have recorded for this year is almost s
The Peninsula (qa)
added Aug 1, 2016 15:45
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] A third of Emiratis in their 30s smoke, screenings show

The combination of high incomes and cheap tobacco products is fuelling smoking in the UAE.
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Jun 15, 2016 17:08
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[Asia, Mid-east, Syria] 'I wanted a smoke' Moaning ISIS defector quits terror group over strict smoking ban

AN ISIS defector who travelled through London to Syria has moaned about the struggles he faced with the terror group’s smoking ban....“There’s no smoking. I found it hard for everyone there.”
Daily Star (uk)
added Mar 19, 2016 18:42
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] SAIDI: Up in smoke? Implementation of higher tobacco taxes in GCC faces constraints

The GCC countries should agree and introduce excise taxes on tobacco consumption as a policy tool to increase tobacco prices for health reasons and to raise revenue. Ideally, the introduction of domestic excise taxes on tobacco should be in the form of a
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Oct 15, 2015 09:08
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