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[Asia, Mid-east] Oman health: Hike cigarette tax to cut down on smoking, says official

prices should be doubled in Oman so they remain out of reach for most people, a senior official at the Ministry of Health said. “A pack of cigarettes, which now costs OMR1, should be made OMR2, or more, so that people will think twice before buying them.
Times of Oman (om)
added Jan 1, 2017 23:09
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[Asia, Mid-east] Saudi Arabia to impose 100 percent value added tax on tobacco

Saudi Arabia’s decision to impose 100 percent value added tax (VAT) on tobacco and its products will bring down the number of smokers in the country, said Dr. Mohammed Yamani, chairman of the board of directors of Naqa, an NGO that helps smokers kick the
Al Arabiya News Channel (ae)
added Jan 1, 2017 13:35
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi to impose taxes on tobacco and soft drinks

Saudi Arabia unveiled yesterday the state budget plan for the fiscal year 2017. Under the new measure, a 100% tax would also be levied on tobacco and byproducts, as well as energy beverages.
GDN Online (Gulf Digital News) (bh)
added Dec 27, 2016 01:43
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[Mid-east] VIDEOS: 'A national security risk': Australian Border Force warns illegal tobacco trade may be fuelling terrorism

"We are seeing crime gangs here in Australia, oftentimes Middle Eastern organised crime gangs, and the connections back into the Middle East ... [are] a significant concern for us in the current environment," he said. "The funding of extremist activitie
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Dec 5, 2016 23:40
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[Iraq, Mid-east] Islamic State turns to cigarette smuggling to fund itself

Despite the ban, many Mosul residents did not give up, creating an underground economy in cigarettes on which IS would eventually capitalize to fund the affairs of its so-called caliphate. As efforts to cut off the group’s finances yielded fruit, the m
Al-Monitor
added Nov 29, 2016 03:46
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[Asia, Mid-east] Hazards of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and waterpipe in a Middle Eastern Population: a Cohort Study of 50 000 individuals from Iran

Conclusions Regular use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and waterpipe were associated with the risk of earlier death (particularly from cancer) in our cohort.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 22, 2016 00:27
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[Asia, Kuwait, Mid-east] Mother loses children's custody for smoking shisha

A mother in Kuwait has lost the custody of her children after she was accused of spending hours smoking shisha outside her home. The Family Court said that evidence shows that the mother devoted a lot of her time to smoking shisha, a fact that affected he
Gulf News (ae)
added Nov 20, 2016 16:54
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] Don’t get dragged down: Smoking related to increased anxiety levels

it is more imperative than ever to raise awareness on just how much damage the habit inflicts on one’s health and well-being. The belief that smoking relieves stress is an illusion, confirms Dr Zaid Zoumot, staff physician at the Respiratory and Critical
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Nov 19, 2016 18:11
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[Asia, Iraq, Mid-east] In eastern Mosul, civilians clamor for food, cigarettes

A long line grew outside a shop selling cigarettes, where people argued and bought dozens of packs each now that the extremists and their smoking bans were gone. "Before, it was prohibited, cigarettes are prohibited," said one resident, Hani Hamed, laugh
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 15, 2016 21:12
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[Iraq, Mid-east] VIDEO: Crucifixions and vice patrols show Islamic State maintains Mosul grip

"I saw some of the Hisba elements of Daesh (Islamic State) checking people's beards and clothes and looking for smokers".
Reuters
added Nov 9, 2016 22:36
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