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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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[Africa, Mid-east, South Africa, Syria] BAT continues to add spokes to its Heidelberg hub

FROM its 65ha plant in the dusty little town of Heidelberg, the world’s second-largest cigarette maker, British American Tobacco (BAT), services 22 markets across Africa and the Middle East.
Business Day (za)
added May 11, 2015 11:05
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[Mid-east, Qatar] HMC Hosts the Second International Conference on Water-pipe Tobacco Smoking (Shisha) Research

will start tomorrow with over one hundred consultants and specialists from within Qatar and around the world attending. During the two-day workshop, being hosted by Hamad Medical Corporation ( HMC ), Dr. Hajar Ahmed Albinali, former Minister of Health an
Zawya.com (ae)
added Oct 26, 2014 19:53
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[Mid-east] UAE to propose plain packaging for tobacco

The proposal will be floated GCC-wide in two years when health officials will be required to revise packaging of all tobacco products.
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Jan 13, 2014 22:12
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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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[China, Mid-east, Uae] Shisha pipe demand goes up in smoke in Chinese factory

Yet on this day, there is little of the buzz one would expect of a Chinese assembly plant. The turmoil in much of the Middle East, the key market, has seen orders halve, and the company's owner, Luo Weiguo, hopes for stability in the Arab world and a rec
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Aug 2, 2012 17:22
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[Mid-east] Saudi Arabia to Join WHO in Anti-Smoking Campaign

About 70,000 people die of smoking-related diseases in the Kingdom every year, the ministry said. Tobacco use kills more than 7 million people around the world each year through cancer, heart and lung disease, and other health problems.
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Jun 2, 2018 00:07
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[Asia, Mid-east] Lebanon’s tobacco industry is booming thanks to Syrian war

At Lebanon’s main tobacco factory, located southeast of the capital, Beirut, employees work round-the-clock but can barely cover the high demand for locally-made cigarettes. “We are lucky that there are Syrians in Lebanon,” said George Hobaika, a senior
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 1, 2017 04:19
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[Asia, Kuwait, Mid-east] KUNA : GCC finance ministers approve 100 pct selective tax on tobacco - Min.

Finance ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have given thumbs up for imposing a 100 percent selective tax on tobacco and related products equal to customs duties of these products, Kuwait's Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh has stated.
Kuwait News Agency(KUNA)(kw)
added Nov 8, 2015 21:14
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[Mid-east, USA, New York] Cigarette Smuggling Funding Terrorism

He said investigators have two choices: preserving a source of leads in cigarette smuggling, which might lead to the detection or dismantling of terrorist cells, or immediate intervention, a "quick blow," which usually involves the seizure of a single sh
Baltimore (MD) Jewish Times
added Jun 7, 2013 10:10
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