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[Mid-east] Saudi Arabia Launches Cigarette Tax

On June 11th the sale of cigarettes in Saudi Arabia became taxable, resulting in a significant hike to the price of tobacco sold in the kingdom. The tax on tobacco is set at a rate of 100 percent, and is expected to be passed on entirely to the consumer
Taxation News & Information (nz)
added Aug 7, 2017 17:52
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[Mid-east] Substantial toxic effect of water-pipe smoking on the early stage of embryonic development

Water-pipe smoking (WPS) is the most widespread tobacco use in the Middle-East, and is rapidly spreading globally. ... WPS has very toxic effects during the early stage of embryogenesis. Thus, we believe that further studies are required to elucidate the
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 12, 2017 21:45
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Price of cigarettes to double from Sunday

The Saudi government will from Sunday start implementing a selective tax that includes products that are harmful to health, primarily tobacco, energy drinks and sodas. Recent statistics show that 6 million smokers in Saudi Arabia will be affected by the t
Arab News (sa)
added Jun 13, 2017 02:14
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[Asia, Mid-east] Lebanon ranked third globally in smoking

Lebanon has been ranked poorly despite Law 174, which was approved by Najib Mikati’s Cabinet in 2012, and that intended to limit cigarette consumption, at least in public places like restaurants. Although the antismoking law remains in effect, it is ver
Gulf News (ae)
added Jun 2, 2017 03:30
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] ‘Firm implementation’ of anti-smoking laws pledged

On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, health sector stakeholders pledged “firm implementation” of the Public Health Law as of July 1. Amendments to the law were endorsed earlier this month, imposing further restrictions on violators,
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jun 1, 2017 02:33
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae, Uae: Sharjah] Alternative tobacco products are equally harmful

A team of researchers at the American University of Sharjah (AUS) has dispelled the notion that alternative tobacco products (ATPs) such as shisha and medwakh (a small smoking pipe popular in the region) are less harmful than cigarettes.
Khaleej Times (ae)
added May 31, 2017 17:38
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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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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae, Uae: Dubai] It's not just smoke, cigarette butts kill, too

The theme for this year is "Tobacco - a threat to development." Despite a fine of Dh500, volunteers collect thousands of kilos of cigarette waste around Dubai each time a clean-up campaign is carried out. Recently, the Dubai Municipality gathered 30kg of
Khaleej Times (ae)
added May 30, 2017 22:48
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[Africa, Mid-east] Twenty percent of Egyptians over 15 are smokers, reveals CAPMAS ahead of no-smoking day

Of Egypt's total population of 93 million, an estimated 12.6 million are smokers, according to the data. The over-15 age group represents approximately 62 percent of the total population. The World No Tobacco Day was launched by the World Health Organiz
Al-Ahram (eg)
added May 30, 2017 22:44
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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east] Low taxes, easy availability behind high smoking rates in Kurdistan

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — As the world observes World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday, Kurdish health officials plan to restrict cigarette availability to minors and raise existing tobacco taxes to confront an increase in the number of smokers in the Kurdist
Rudaw (The Happening) (iq)
added May 30, 2017 22:20
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