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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia, Uruguay] AL-MAEENA: Merchants of death flex their muscles

Avaaz, a global civic NGO…is leading the fight against this latest diabolical attempt …it’s using a closed-door international tribunal that ruled for corporations ... rulings are binding, even though many of the judges are private citizens with corporate
Saudi Gazette Online (sa)
added Apr 21, 2015 22:47
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[Asia, Mid-east, UK] How tobacco firms tried to undermine Muslim countries' smoking ban

Attempts to tackle sales threat by framing criticism of smoking as fundamentalist fanaticism are outlined in cache of documents from 1970s...“‘You couldn’t make it up’...we had tobacco industry lawyers actually developing theological arguments."
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 20, 2015 09:51
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[Asia, Canada, Mid-east] Big tobacco quietly battling religious opposition to smoking in key Muslim markets: Canadian study

The tobacco industry has been embroiled for decades in a pitched battle to counter the Muslim opposition to smoking, recruiting sympathetic Islamic scholars and crafting theological arguments to defend the habit, a new, Canadian-co-authored study suggest
National Post (ca)
added Apr 19, 2015 17:13
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[Mid-east] “Fighting a Hurricane”: Tobacco Industry Efforts to Counter the Perceived Threat of Islam

the industry framed antismoking views in Islamic countries as fundamentalist and fanatical and attempted to recruit Islamic consultants to portray smoking as acceptable. Tobacco industry lawyers also helped develop theological arguments in favor of smokin
American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 17, 2015 12:12
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Smoking out the evidence on water pipe use

The Middle East has the world’s highest prevalence of water pipe smoking, with the greatest concentration in Lebanon, Jordan and Palestine, according to Gemma Vestal from the WHO’s Tobacco Free Initiative, which took part in a meeting at the World Confer
Nature Middle East (uk)
added Apr 6, 2015 12:46
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[Mid-east, Syria] Jail the hipsters: ISIS threatens to imprison men caught wearing SKINNY JEANS, having music on their mobile phones or smoking

Shocking: The cigarette burning images emerged as it was revealed ISIS has erected shocking anti-smoking posters throughout its self-declared caliphate featuring images of burning human lungs
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 3, 2015 22:36
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Tobacco-related illnesses on the rise in UAE

The incidence of tobacco-related diseases continues to increase in this country, doctors said at a conference in the capital on Wednesday. Speaking at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health, Dr Wael Al Mahmeed, a cardiologist at Cleveland Clinic Abu D
The National Newspaper (ae)
added Mar 21, 2015 22:05
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[Mid-east, Uae, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Tobacco will kill one person every second by 2100

Taking into consideration the seriousness of the issue, a couple of thousands of delegates from various parts of the world have gathered in Abu Dhabi for the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, being held for the first time in the Middle East. T
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Mar 18, 2015 16:31
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[Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health: regional delegates refused visas

The three day conference started on the 17th and as I write, at least 38 registered delegates we know of, many whose presentations had been accepted by the conference and some who were to chair sessions, are still waiting for their visas to be issued. T
Tobacco Control Journal blogs
added Mar 18, 2015 08:49
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[Mid-east] EDITORIAL: Who is more respectable among the lawyers here?

Yet somehow there is little disparagement of lawyers who defend corporations responsible for causing major harm....finance terrorism in the Middle East and evading U.S. sanctions against Iran. The banks — Credit Suisse, Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, S
Manchester (CT) Journal-Inquirer
added Mar 6, 2015 17:17
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