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[Asia, Mid-east] Oman health: Cigarettes and shisha fuelling lung cancer rise

Lung cancer, a disease with which 97 per cent of the diagnosed are smokers, is expected to become the most common cancer in Oman in the next five years, said Dr. Basim Al Bahrani, director of oncology and head of medical oncology at the Royal Hospital.
Times of Oman (om)
added Feb 1, 2016 01:05
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[Mid-east, Uae] The long read: smoking kills so why is Big Tobacco’s toxic business thriving in the Middle East?

Thirty-five years ago this month, worried executives at British Ame­rican Tobacco flew the company’s commercial partners in the Arab world to London for an urgent conference to discuss “Smoking and Health in the Middle East”.
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Jul 31, 2015 13:11
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[Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] GCC to enforce legislation on cigarette labeling

Saudi Arabia and all other member states of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are on course to become the latest to require the use of graphic warning labels on every cigarette packet brought into their territories.
MENAFN.com
added Sep 1, 2012 14:14
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[Asia, Mid-east] Distributing chewing tobacco will now attract OMR1,000 fine in Oman

The PACP Decision 301/2016, article 1 states: “The statement in article 2 of Decision 256/2015 shall be replaced with the following: ‘An administrative fine of OMR1,000 shall be imposed on all those who violate the laws of this decision and shall be doub
Times of Oman (om)
added Aug 1, 2016 15:45
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[Asia, Mid-east] Health experts in Oman hail ban on tobacco ads

Also, Dr. Partha C, a physician at Badr Al Samaa Hospital, welcomed the move and said the use of tobacco should be reduced to limit the burden of smoking on society. “It is well known that tobacco is causing a lot of health issues, not only for the smok
Times of Oman (om)
added Apr 11, 2016 17:35
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Kingdom chairs GCC talks on tobacco control mechanism

Saudi Arabia presided over the GCC annual regional meeting on the implementation of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in Bahrain recently. The two-day meeting discussed the mechanism of dealing with tobacco control within the non-communicable di
Arab News (sa)
added Mar 8, 2016 17:03
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[Mid-east] Iran to export cigarettes to neighbouring countries ($$)

TREND News Agency (az)
added Mar 18, 2013 09:44
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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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[Mid-east] Oman imposes 100% service charge on tobacco products at airport arrival

Oman has amended its customs provisions to levy 100 per cent service charge on tobacco and alcohol products on sale at duty-free outlets at arrivals. ROP decision 38/2017, issued last month by Lt Gen Hassan bin Mohsen al Shuraiqi, IG of Police and Customs
Zawya.com (ae)
added Mar 7, 2017 14:22
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] GCC:100% tax on tobacco and energy drinks

the GCC countries have decided to impose steep taxes on these products. The group will impose a uniform tax of 100 percent on tobacco products, 100 percent on energy drinks and 50 percent on soft drinks, local media reported on Sunday.
Zawya.com (ae)
added Jan 11, 2016 18:12
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