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[Mid-east] UAE imposes heavy taxes on tobacco and fizzy drinks

The UAE Ministry of Finance has announced a selective tax of 100 percent on tobacco and energy drinks and 50 percent on carbonated beverages on Tuesday....The UAE expects revenue through only tobacco products alone to be Dh2 billion annually.
GEO.tv (pk)
added May 24, 2017 02:38
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[Asia, Mid-east] Iran Announces Contraband Cigarette Brands

Marlboro, Royal Five, Royal, Mikado, KINGDOM, Sir, Walden, MIAMI, SX, Bon, Faros, Affair, Senator, Lamborghini, MURAD, D&G, Emerald and MAC failed to secure import or production permits in Iran, IRNA reported.
Financial Tribune
added May 22, 2017 12:30
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[Asia, Mid-east, Qatar] Smokers encouraged to focus on health benefits of quitting during Ramadan

Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Smoking Cessation Clinic is encouraging tobacco smokers to use the opportunity to quit the habit and focus on living a healthier lifestyle. Every year during Ramadan, HMC’s Smoking Cessation Clinic receives hundreds of n
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added May 21, 2017 19:59
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[Asia, Mid-east] Evaluating the pictorial warnings on tobacco products in Arabian Gulf countries against other international pictorial warnings

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 May 13, 2017 01:44
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[Asia, Israel, Mid-east] Foiled: Huge smuggled shipment of cigars

Ashdod's drug and tax investigators, together with Israel Police, on Sunday night discovered a raft carrying 150,000 imported cigars. Two suspects, both with outstanding criminal records, were arrested and taken for investigation by the Tax Authority.
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added May 9, 2017 20:12
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[Asia, Mid-east] Iran Cigarette Output Up 63%

A total of 2.6 billion cigarettes were produced in Iran in the first month of the current fiscal year (started March 21), registering a 63% increase compared with the corresponding period of last year, the head of the Center for Tobacco Planning and Supe
Financial Tribune
added May 8, 2017 19:10
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[Asia, Mid-east, Uae] 40 new devices to clear cigarette butts in Dubai

As part of a campaign to clean the cigarette butts off Dubai streets, Dubai Municipality gathered 30kg of cigarette waste from Sheikh Zayed Road in one day. The waste management department also announced 40 new devices to gather cigarette butts and smal
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 26, 2017 12:47
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[Iraq, Mid-east] After ISIS, Smoking Openly to Feel Free

Just over a week after the terror group was flushed out of his hometown, Mr. Saleh was making a visual statement. He wanted people to know that he’s a smoker, a crime that until recently would have earned him 20 lashes.
New York Times
added Apr 22, 2017 22:44
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[Asia, Mid-east] Don’t be fooled by e-cigarettes, warn UAE doctors

Viral videos show e-cigarettes exploding in users' pockets and hands, often causing severe disfigurement, but doctors warn that vaping may also cause cancer and heart disease due to deadly chemicals that users inhale. Dr Georgey Koshy, Chief Medical Off
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 22, 2017 22:27
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[Mid-east] Don’t be fooled by e-cigarettes, warn UAE doctors

Doctors in the UAE are urging e-cigarette users to be aware of the health risks from the practice of vaping and say e-cigarettes are just as harmful as smoking tobacco. Millions of cigarette smokers around the world, including in the UAE, want to kick th
Khaleej Times (ae)
added Apr 21, 2017 19:27
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