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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] A law gone up in smoke

In a surprising move, the ministries of tourism and health, the Greater Amman Municipality and the Jordan Restaurant Association reached an “agreement” whereby hundreds of restaurants and cafés will no longer be fined for allowing smoking the hubble bubb
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jul 14, 2017 03:30
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[Africa, Mid-east] Factors influencing the tobacco control policy process in Egypt and Iran: a scoping review

This study addresses a gap in knowledge concerning tobacco control in the Middle East and has identified multiple factors which are potentially slowing the process of enforcing policy to address tobacco consumption. Iran is the regional leader for tobacc
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 01:06
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[Africa, Asia, Egypt, Iran, Mid-east] Tackling tobacco consumption in the Middle East

Christina Banks, author of a research paper published today in Global Health Research and Policy, looks at Egypt and Iran, two countries with vastly differing progress on tobacco consumption and highlights the need for comparing and sharing knowledge and
BioMed Central (uk)
added Jul 13, 2017 01:04
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[Asia, Mid-east, UAE: Abu Dhabi] Abu Dhabi cracks down on illegal tobacco retailers

Abu Dhabi City Municipality has cracked down on grocery stories and commercial retailers in the Wathba area to verify tobacco products on sale comply with health and safety criteria. The campaign targeted 37 grocery stores in Bani Yas East and West, Sha
Arabian Business
added Jul 9, 2017 15:54
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[Asia, Jordan, Mid-east] A law gone up in smoke

the ministries of tourism and health, the Greater Amman Municipality and the Jordan Restaurant Association reached an “agreement” whereby hundreds of restaurants and cafés will no longer be fined for allowing smoking the hubble bubble.
Jordan Times (jo)
added Jul 4, 2017 00:30
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[Asia, Mid-east] ARCHIVE: Tobacco Control in Oman: It’s Time to Get Serious!

In order to curb tobacco use and maintain current low prevalence levels, the paper concludes that Oman needs to accelerate action in adopting the highest attainable policies recommended by the World Health Organization’s MPOWER package
Oman Medical Journal (om)
added Jun 19, 2017 19:18
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[Asia, Mid-east] Jordan embarks on aggressive anti-smoking campaign

The aggressive campaign ban­ning smoking in public places mainly targets young Jordanians with a special focus on school and university students, almost 50% of whom are smokers, in a country where 29% of the adult popula­tion smokes. It is promoted with
Middle East Online (uk)
added Jun 19, 2017 15:08
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[Iraq, Mid-east] IN HIS FINAL DAYS, SADDAM HUSSEIN SHARED STORIES WITH AMERICAN SOLDIERS AND SMOKED CUBAN CIGARS

Saddam appeared to derive immense satisfaction from simple pleasures, like smoking his cigars. He would carefully—almost theatrically—pull a Cohiba from the emptied wet wipe box he carried them in. Then he’d light the cigar, savoring every inhalation befo
Newsweek
added Jun 14, 2017 21:35
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[Asia, Mid-east, Saudi Arabia] Price of cigarettes to double from Sunday

The Saudi government will from Sunday start implementing a selective tax that includes products that are harmful to health, primarily tobacco, energy drinks and sodas. Recent statistics show that 6 million smokers in Saudi Arabia will be affected by the t
Arab News (sa)
added Jun 13, 2017 02:14
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[Mid-east] Substantial toxic effect of water-pipe smoking on the early stage of embryonic development

Water-pipe smoking (WPS) is the most widespread tobacco use in the Middle-East, and is rapidly spreading globally. ... WPS has very toxic effects during the early stage of embryogenesis. Thus, we believe that further studies are required to elucidate the
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 12, 2017 21:45
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