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[Asia, Kuwait, Mid-east] E-Cigs grow in popularity but without regulation

more and more people in Kuwait are turning to e-cigarettes (also called vapors) to satisfy their desire for nicotine. Some think that it will help them quit smoking regular cigarettes. Others view it as a bulwark against a possible cigarette price increas
Kuwait Times (kw)
added Jan 22, 2016 22:24

[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] GCC:100% tax on tobacco and energy drinks

the GCC countries have decided to impose steep taxes on these products. The group will impose a uniform tax of 100 percent on tobacco products, 100 percent on energy drinks and 50 percent on soft drinks, local media reported on Sunday. (ae)
added Jan 11, 2016 18:12

[Asia, Kuwait, Mid-east] Traders said hoarding cigarettes in anticipation of price increase – Ministry to conduct surprise raids in commercial outlets

Packs of cigarettes disappeared from shelves in the market in anticipation of price increase, although officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry say no decision that has been issued to increase the prices of cigarettes in the country, reports Al-R
Arab Times (kw)
added Jan 2, 2016 19:21

[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Saudi- Mobily promotes No Smoking Day for better work environment

Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has announced its No Smoking Day initiative for its employees which aims to encourage them to quit smoking. The day corresponding to Dec. 29 will be celebrated under the slogan 'each cigarette avoided contributes to your health.'
added Dec 29, 2015 23:25

[Asia, Mid-east] Move to ban shisha smoking on Jeddah corniche

Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice is seeking to impose a ban on smoking shisha at the Corniche of the Red Sea city of Jeddah. The 30km coastal resort area is among the top attractions of the city with its recrea
Gulf News (ae)
added Dec 22, 2015 23:08

[Asia, Mid-east, Syria] In ISIS Strategy, U.S. Weighs Risk to Civilians

despite the American air campaign against the Islamic State, the white, three-story building remains standing because it also houses a jail. Its inmates are mainly victims of the extremist group — men caught sneaking a cigarette,
New York Times
added Dec 20, 2015 17:26

[Mid-east, Uae: Dubai] Dubai Marina residents protest against shisha smokers

Cafe and restaurant owners in Dubai Marina have allegedly failed to respect the set of rules on shisha smoking imposed by the Dubai Municipality, The National has reported. Residents in the area have complained to the municipality about smoking near fami
Arabian Business
added Dec 6, 2015 21:31

[Iraq, Mid-east, Syria] Predatory Islamic State Wrings Money From Those It Rules

Smoking is strictly forbidden...Hamid, 29, said that when he was caught smoking a cigar in his shop in Mosul in late August, “ISIS not only whipped me 15 times in public but forced me to pay a fine of 50,000 dinar,” or about $40 at the time.
New York Times
added Nov 30, 2015 02:17

[Mid-east, Syria] ISIS sells women "for just $10, or 10 cigarettes"

"Some are sold for weapons, or for just $10, or 10 cigarettes," Domle said. Some ISIS fighters send pictures of the women and girls to their families, either to taunt them or demand a ransom.
WRCB TV Channel 3 (Chattanooga, TN)
added Nov 29, 2015 20:44

[Mid-east, Syria, UK] Cigarettes kill, and so do we: Islamic State launch anti-smoking campaign

BARMY I.S. jihadists are launching an anti-smoking campaign - warning militants that lighting up can kill. The evil terror group - infamous for beheading hostages and murdering innocent civilians - urged followers to ditch fags or risk filling their lun
The Sun (uk)
added Nov 27, 2015 16:20
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