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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east, Syria, Turkey] The politics of smoking in today's Middle East

As ISIS found out in Kirkuk and Erdogan has realized in Turkey, convincing Middle Easterners to quit smoking is an uphill battle. Among the Turkish people, poverty and economic struggles have only increased already high rates of tobacco consumption. On a
Your Middle East
added Aug 20, 2016 20:39
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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, Mid-east] Because of Syrian war, Lebanon's tobacco industry is booming

In the months following the outbreak of war in March 2011, many of Syria's cigarette factories closed down. Others were not able to cover market demand after imports of tobacco stopped, leading to a sharp rise in demand for Lebanese cigarettes — particul
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 18, 2016 19:49
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[Asia, Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Cigarette butts a major source of litter in Abu Dhabi residential areas

Sonu Singh, the park foreman who oversees the daily clean-up, estimated that his team picked up more than 150 cigarette ends every day. "It is a big problem," said the 21-year-old Indian. "Many guys are coming here and they toss the cigarette on the flo
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Aug 15, 2016 13:12
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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] 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, Iraq, Mid-east] The radical post-modernism of Islamic State

In IS-controlled cities in Iraq, from which some managed to escape, women were confined to their homes and to top-to-toe covering; among other disciplinary practices, men caught smoking have a bar of red-hot metal pushed into their mouths.
Reuters
added Aug 1, 2016 14:33
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[Asia, Mid-east] Distributing chewing tobacco will now attract 1000 rial fine in Oman

A one thousand rial fine will be imposed on those distributing (smokeless) chewing tobacco as per the Public Authority for Consumer Protection’s (PACP’s) amended decision 256/2015. The PACP issued a decision forbidding the distribution of chewing tobacco
Times of Oman (om)
added Aug 1, 2016 15:23
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] The heart of Singapore’s Muslim quarter loses its beat as shisha ban comes into force

"I’m quitting shisha after the ban," he told The National on Friday, explaining that a throat infection related to smoking had forced him to stop smoking shisha for three months. However, Ram said, he had decided to allow himself a few last shisha sessio
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Aug 1, 2016 01:16
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