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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] WHO: Saudi joins protocol to fight illicit tobacco trade

the Kingdom has become the first Arab country and the tenth internationally to join the protocol to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. The announcement was made by the director general of the executive board of the Health Ministers' Council for
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Nov 27, 2015 10:05
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[Africa, Mid-east, UK] Criminal gangs are selling fake fags to help fund Islamic State

CROOKS are using Facebook to sell potentially deadly fake fags and booze that could be funding Islamic terrorism....Mokhtar Belmokhtar was dubbed “Mr Marlboro” after funding his war on the West through cigarette smuggling.
Daily Star (uk)
added Nov 22, 2015 16:22
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia, USA] Smoking costs more than $300 billion

Will the new cigarette price hike smoke out Saudi’s nicotine addiction problem?... Ahmed Albualli, chairman of the supervisory board at the Anti-Smoking Society (Naqaa), said in a statement to local media that raising the prices of cigarettes is somethin
Albany Daily Star (California Turkish Times)
added Nov 16, 2015 02:00
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[Asia, Mid-east] As Health ‘Goes Up in Smoke,’ Lebanon’s Youth Battle Over Tobacco

This is the new face of youth smoking in Lebanon and indeed across the Middle East... Lebanon’s young people have a particular taste for water pipes, also known as hookah or shisha. As these graphs from peer review journal Tobacco Control clearly show, m
Egyptian Streets
added Nov 11, 2015 17:17
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[Asia, Kuwait, Mid-east] KUNA : GCC finance ministers approve 100 pct selective tax on tobacco - Min.

Finance ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states have given thumbs up for imposing a 100 percent selective tax on tobacco and related products equal to customs duties of these products, Kuwait's Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh has stated.
Kuwait News Agency(KUNA)(kw)
added Nov 8, 2015 21:14
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[Asia, Mid-east] Syrian refugees adapt to life in Iraqi UN camp controlled by Islamic State

The rules are clear in Al Obaidi in northern Iraq, the only United Nations refugee camp in Iraq operating in territory controlled by Islamic State. Women have to cover ... No alcohol or smoking is allowed.
Reuters
added Oct 29, 2015 21:31
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] Snapchat divorce: Kuwaiti wife smoking shisha

A Kuwaiti man divorced his expatriate wife after seeing a Snapchat video of her smoking shisha. The video that has gone viral on social media has received mixed reactions. Reportedly, the wife who was smoking shisha without the knowledge of her husband
Emirates 24|7 (ae)
added Oct 21, 2015 14:55
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] SAIDI: Up in smoke? Implementation of higher tobacco taxes in GCC faces constraints

The GCC countries should agree and introduce excise taxes on tobacco consumption as a policy tool to increase tobacco prices for health reasons and to raise revenue. Ideally, the introduction of domestic excise taxes on tobacco should be in the form of a
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Oct 15, 2015 09:08
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[Africa, Mid-east] Experts call for a 'bad choices' tax on tobacco to improve MENA health

In the Middle East and North Africa (Mena), non-communicable diseases account for 75 per cent of its mortality rate. Tobacco taxation and compulsory nutritional food labelling are two of the main interventions needed to decrease the number of non-commun
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Oct 15, 2015 09:07
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[Asia, Mid-east, Qatar] HMC and WHO Workshop to Mull Tobacco Addiction

A regional workshop opening here Sunday will probe health issues arising due to tobacco addiction. Hamad Medical Corporation's (HMC) stop smoking clinic is organising the workshop jointly with World Health Organization's (WHO) Eastern Mediterranean Regi
Qatar News Agency (QNA) (qa)
added Oct 12, 2015 17:25
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