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[Asia, Mid-east] Abu Dhabi tobacco sales plummet after excise tax

the dramatic decrease of tobacco sales is the highest since the adoption of excise tax in October 2018, which includes a 100 percent price increase in tobacco, as well as price hikes on a number of products “that harm public health” such as soft and energ
Arabian Business
added May 1, 2018 04:35
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[Mid-east] Evaluating the pictorial warnings on tobacco products in Arabian Gulf countries against other international pictorial warnings [FREE FULL TEXT]

This study shows PWs originating from the GCC had significantly lower ratings than those implemented in Australia and the UK. The GCC countries may need to re-evaluate the currently implemented PWs and update them periodically.
Tobacco Control
added Apr 19, 2018 17:13
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[Asia, Mid-east] Beware, e-cigarettes are being used to smoke drugs in UAE

The danger of this trend lies in the fact that e-cigarettes are more socially acceptable than their traditional counterparts. The Dubai Police have recorded 17 instances of youngsters mixing drugs in electronic cigarettes and smoking them, a top officer
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 15, 2018 18:27
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[Asia, Mid-east] Tobacco ads banned in Oman

The advertising of tobacco and its derivatives on social media and billboards has now been officially banned...decree No. 43/2018, banning the advertising of tobacco across all media outlets, including social media and billboards. ...“prohibits the public
Times of Oman (om)
added Apr 9, 2018 14:42
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[Asia, Mid-east] Turkey Biggest Tobacco Exporter to Iran

Turkey, with more than $42.35 million, was the biggest exporter of tobacco to Iran during the 11 months to Feb. 19. According to the latest figures released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, a total of about 16,100 tons of tobacco w
Financial Tribune
added Apr 4, 2018 16:57
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae: Dubai] Dubai launches citywide raids on stores selling e-cigarettes

A total of seven retailers were hit with fines and had illegal goods confiscated and destroyed as part of a widespread campaign in Al Hudaiba, Bur Dubai and Al Murar. Municipality inspectors seized 30 electronic cigarettes from 11 outlets, as well as 10
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 29, 2018 17:30
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[Asia, Mid-east] UAE smoking poll: only one in four have changed their habit since introduction of 'sin tax'

Of the 600 participants of an Apester poll conducted by The National, 75 per cent said the 100 per cent ‘sin tax’ on tobacco products had not led them to quit.. medwakh’s increasing popularity. The super-strength pipe-smoked tobacco was smoked by 57 per
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Mid-east] Can vapes stop Lebanon smoking?

The survey of more than 17,000 people from 13 countries was released Monday by Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, a group funded by an American multinational cigarette company currently marketing its brand of e-cigarettes.
Zawya.com (ae)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Asia, Mid-east] Doctors call for 'minimum pricing' plan for tobacco after introduction of UAE's sin tax

Doctors have urged the government to look at bringing in 'minimum pricing' for tobacco to lift the prices of the cheapest cigarettes on the shelves. The move would put an end to low quality brands being sold for as little as Dh3. Tobacco producers clai
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 18, 2018 01:23
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[Mid-east, Palestine] Tobacco tax leaves Gazan dreams up in smoke

"I wish I could give up smoking - —not for my health, but because the government imposes such high taxes on tobacco," Ahmed tells The New Arab. He smokes two packs of cigarettes a day. "These taxes are the reason why I'm drenched in debt."
The New Arab (uk)
added Mar 14, 2018 22:24
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