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[India, Iraq, Mid-east, Switzerland] UN diplomats lived large on smuggled tobacco

In August, two employees of the diplomatic mission of Iraq to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland were accused of abusing their diplomatic status to illegally funnel over 600,000 cigarettes into France over the course of 3 years in order to sell on
Prague Daily Monitor (cz)
added Oct 3, 2016 23:17
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[Mid-east] Waterpipe smoking may cause many forms of cancer afterall

Analysis of a selection of studies has shown that misconception among the general public has led to many Arab-world smokers replacing cigarettes with water pipes in the mistaken belief that it’s safer. Sustained exposure to tar, nicotine and smoke, com
Nature Middle East (uk)
added Sep 27, 2016 17:45
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[Asia, Mid-east] Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

the man had been motivated by his anger over the cartoon posted to Facebook by writer Nahed Hattar...depicted a bearded man, smoking and in bed with two women, asking God to bring him wine and cashews. All physical depictions of God or the Prophet Muhamma
AP - Associated Press
added Sep 26, 2016 17:43
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[Mid-east, Syria] 'Their generation will conquer Rome, Baghdad and Jerusalem': Chilling jihadi video shows how 'Cubs of the Caliphate' - children as young as FIVE - are brainwashed into fighting for ISIS

Another very young child is shown smoking, to highlight the decadent Western way of life
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 26, 2016 17:43
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[Asia, Mid-east] Israel Railways Fined NIS 6 Million Over Platform Smoking

Smoking on Israel Railways trains is illegal – and, based on a 2012 law on smoking in public places, so is smoking on train platforms. But Israel Railways failed to enforce that law for years, leading to a class-action lawsuit that cost the railroad NIS 6
Hamodia - The Daily Newspaper for Torah Jewry
added Sep 25, 2016 13:40
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[Asia, Mid-east] Tobacco tax skyrockets to 40 percent in Oman

Oman has increased its tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products for the first time in 17 years resulting in price rises, according to reports. Dr Jawad Al Lawati, senior consultant and rapporteur of the National Tobacco Control Committee at the Mini
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Sep 21, 2016 17:05
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[Mid-east] Oman- 100% increase in tobacco tax

Oman has implemented the long-awaited hundred per cent increase in taxes on tobacco products. This is the first time government has raised the tax on tobacco products in the last 17 years. The talk of the impending increase in tobacco taxes was going on
MENAFN.com
added Sep 21, 2016 17:04
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Rise from the ashes: effective ways to quit smoking

Abdulaziz Al Zarooni, the deputy director of Dubai Medical District, says that since signing the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention has been "keen on implementing and making people more aware of its a
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Aug 31, 2016 21:16
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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] 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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