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[Mid-east, Uae] GCC considers raising tax on cigarettes

finance ministers from all six states in the Gulf Cooperation Council convene tomorrow in Riyadh. Among the many topics to be discussed is the possibility of increasing a region-wide tobacco tax in response to calls by the healthcare professionals in the
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Oct 4, 2012 15:45
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[Mid-east] In blow to finances, Oman postpones VAT introduction: local media

To boost state revenues, which have been strained by years of low oil prices, Oman will impose a new tax on sugary drinks and tobacco products by mid-2018
Reuters
added Dec 28, 2017 22:58
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[Asia, Mid-east] Alcohol, tobacco and drugs seized by Oman Customs

Oman Customs managed to stop multiple smuggling attempts in the Sultanate, seizing large quantities of alcohol, tobacco and hashish (cannabis extract). In statements released online, the customs department said, "A storage site filled with contraband cig
Times of Oman (om)
added Oct 8, 2017 16:02
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[Mid-east] Reclaiming the value of pictorial health warning labels in Jordan

Our findings support the use of graphic imagery to communicate tobacco-caused harms (particularly respiratory ones) and the use of specific taglines explaining the mechanism of harm depicted.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 28, 2017 22:59
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[Asia, Mid-east] Jordan embarks on aggressive anti-smoking campaign

The aggressive campaign ban­ning smoking in public places mainly targets young Jordanians with a special focus on school and university students, almost 50% of whom are smokers, in a country where 29% of the adult popula­tion smokes. It is promoted with
Middle East Online (uk)
added Jun 19, 2017 15:08
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Anti-smoking campaign launched

RIYADH: To coincide with the holy month of Ramadan and World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, the Health Ministry has launched a campaign to save the lives of thousands of smokers in the Kingdom. Health Minister Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah said his ministry has all
Arab News (sa)
added May 31, 2017 00:37
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[Iraq, Mid-east] After ISIS, Smoking Openly to Feel Free

Just over a week after the terror group was flushed out of his hometown, Mr. Saleh was making a visual statement. He wanted people to know that he’s a smoker, a crime that until recently would have earned him 20 lashes.
New York Times
added Apr 22, 2017 22:44
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[Asia, Bahrain, Mid-east] MP to propose tax hike on alcohol and tobacco

Alcohol and tobacco should be taxed as high as 10 per cent and the revenue generated should be directed towards the growth of youth and sports clubs in the country, said parliamentarian Ghazi Al Rahma. He said he has plans to update his earlier proposal
DT News - News of Bahrain (bh)
added Mar 14, 2017 23:59
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[Mid-east] Jordanians protest new taxes

Hundreds of Jordanians protested Friday across the kingdom... The government earlier this month imposed new sales taxes on internet and mobile use, bread, domestic fuel and petrol, cigarettes and fizzy drinks.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east] In eastern Mosul, civilians clamor for food, cigarettes

A long line grew outside a shop selling cigarettes, where people argued and bought dozens of packs each now that the extremists and their smoking bans were gone. "Before, it was prohibited, cigarettes are prohibited," said one resident, Hani Hamed, laugh
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 15, 2016 21:12
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