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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] Dokha sales to be tightly regulated in UAE

People in the UAE will now only be able to buy limited amounts of dokha, while all products will also carry pictorial warnings, according to new standards approved by the National Tobacco Control Programme under the Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHA
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Jun 1, 2018 05:01
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[Asia, Mid-east] VAT on tobacco in Saudi Arabia persuades many smokers to quit, but some hang on

Many Saudis say the increase in tobacco prices which doubled after the introduction of the value-added tax (VAT) in June last year, has helped them to quit this bad habit. Salman Al-Imam, a Sudanese driver living in Saudi Arabia, gave up 10 months ago. “
Arab News (sa)
added May 9, 2018 15:22
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[Mid-east, Qatar] HMC Led Anti-Smoking Campaign Continues to Focus on Schools and Local Businesses

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Tobacco Control Center has launched an anti-smoking campaign in local schools and businesses. Launched earlier this year, during April the campaign included visits to Maymouna Primary Independent School for Girls, Hamad B
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added May 3, 2018 18:21
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[Asia, Mid-east] Juul vaping device sweeping American schools on sale in UAE's grey market

There more than 50,000 posts under the hashtag #Juul on Instagram alone, and countless tweets and YouTube videos. Juul Labs via AP Intense nicotine delivery devices that give the user a strong hit that goes to their head are sweeping US high schools. An
The National Newspaper (ae)
added May 4, 2018 15:54
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[Europe, Mid-east, Uae, UK, USA, District of Columbia] Special report: Medical opinion shifts from tolerating e-cigs to actively promoting them to smokers

at the E-Cigarette Summit in Georgetown, praise was heaped upon Public Health England by experts for its decision to officially promote to help smokers quit...“The fastest decline in tobacco use in the UK took place shortly after e-cigarettes came onto th
The National Newspaper (ae)
added May 3, 2018 17:10
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae, District of Columbia] Support growing for e-cigarette revolution in anti-smoking crusade

Speaking at a global e-cigarette summit in Washington DC, experts from science, regulation and public health gave their views on how the industry should develop to help reduce the number of conventional smokers around the world. The UAE aims to reduce t
The National Newspaper (ae)
added May 3, 2018 17:15
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[Mid-east, New Zealand, Uae] Nations consider re-think on e-cigarette legislation

The daily smoking rate is about 13.8 per cent of the population in New Zealand, but it is about 42 per cent in the indigenous Maori population. In a nationwide survey, 17 per cent of smokers said they had tried e-cigarettes, and 3 per cent were regular
The National Newspaper (ae)
added May 3, 2018 17:13
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[Asia, Mid-east] Abu Dhabi tobacco sales plummet after excise tax

the dramatic decrease of tobacco sales is the highest since the adoption of excise tax in October 2018, which includes a 100 percent price increase in tobacco, as well as price hikes on a number of products “that harm public health” such as soft and energ
Arabian Business
added May 1, 2018 04:35
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[Mid-east] Evaluating the pictorial warnings on tobacco products in Arabian Gulf countries against other international pictorial warnings [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study shows PWs originating from the GCC had significantly lower ratings than those implemented in Australia and the UK. The GCC countries may need to re-evaluate the currently implemented PWs and update them periodically.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 17:13
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